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UP NEXT: NOVEMBER 22

Jane Pauley hosts our annual holiday broadcast exploring all things epicurean!

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RECIPES: “Sunday Morning” 2020 Food Issue recipe index
Delicious menu suggestions from top chefs, cookbook authors, food bloggers, celebrity cooks, and the editors of Bon Appétit magazine! 


COVER STORY: The rise in Americans’ food insecurity
COVID-19 has deepened our nation’s hunger crisis. Since the pandemic started, as many as seven million people have enrolled in the federal government’s food stamp program, and many are relying on food banks for the first time to feed their families. Correspondent Lee Cowan visits San Antonio, Texas, to find out how charitable organizations there are stepping up to feed the demand.

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Ready for a schmear.

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BREAKFAST: The basics of baking bagels
Beth George, a Lebanese-American lawyer, has a new title: Bagel consultant. She offers lessons in how to bake traditional New York-style bagels, as her company, BYOB Bagels, teaches restaurateurs and small business owners how to profit off the breakfast staple. Correspondent Martha Teichner finds out that baking the perfect bagel is not exactly a piece of cake.

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From the Campbell Collection of Soup Tureens at the Winterthur Museum in Winterthur, Del.

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SOUP: Soup tureen treasures
Delaware’s Winterthur Museum houses a historic collection of elegant, stylish or downright weird soup tureens – serving bowls that dish out status, artistry and whimsy. Correspondent Rita Braver reports.

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According to legend, a tortellini is shaped like the naval of the goddess Venus. 

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PASTA: Tortellini: Comfort food in any language
In Italy, tortellini in broth is traditionally a comfort food for the holidays. In 2020, this comforting dish – so simple, yet complex – is welcome in any season. Correspondent Seth Doane visits restaurants in Florence and Bologna for lessons in how this pasta favorite is made.

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WORLD:
 Nourishing on a grand scale: One chef’s effort to feed India
As the pandemic forced chef Vikas Khanna to put much of his cooking empire on hold, the Michelin star-winning restaurateur, cookbook author and TV host has mobilized an army half a world away to battle hunger in his native India. His #FeedIndia initiative has provided 50 million meals so far, all coordinated from his New York City apartment. Correspondent Jim Axelrod reports.

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Chef and restaurateur Marcus Samuelsson, author of “The Rise.”

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AMERICA: Celebrating Black influence on American cuisine
Chef Marcus Samuelsson’s new book, “The Rise,” is his recipe for a national conversation on the contributions of Black chefs and Black cooking to the American table. Mark Whitaker also talks food history with chef and restaurateur Edouardo Jordan and writer Jessica B. Harris.

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Heirloom beans from Rancho Gordo.

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LEGUMES: Heirloom beans, from Napa Valley to your mailbox
Rancho Gordo, in California’s Napa Valley, doesn’t sell you garden-variety beans. Their heirloom beans, many from small Mexican villages where the seeds are revered like old family recipes, are a hit with upscale restaurants and a mail-order clientele. Correspondent Jonathan Vigliotti asks owner Steve Sando to spill the beans about his success.

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SNACKS:
 America’s sweet spot for snacks
One in three people says they’re snacking more this year. It’s an increase for sure, but our appetite for snacks is nothing new. Correspondent Nancy Giles talks to food experts about how America developed this decades-long craving for snacks.  

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The Pekin Noodle Parlor in Butte, Montana, has been serving up Chinese food for nearly 110 years. 

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BUSINESS: The oldest Chinese restaurant in America
The oldest continuously-running Chinese restaurant in the United States, the Pekin Noodle Parlor, has been feeding customers in Butte, Montana, since 1911. Correspondent Luke Burbank visits the multi-generational family business and takes a step into culinary history.

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SUNDAY PROFILE:
 Kate Hudson on being a World Food Programme ambassador
Every minute of the day, the people at the World Food Programme are trying to keep millions around the world from starving to death. Their work has earned the United Nations organization this year’s Nobel Peace Prize – and inspired actress and entrepreneur Kate Hudson to become a World Food Programme ambassador, using her platform to raise awareness about people in need. Correspondent Tracy Smith reports on Hudson’s role of a lifetime.

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The oil from mint sprigs is extracted for use as flavoring.

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FLAVORING: Extracting the essence of mint
Washington is the country’s largest producer of mint, the oil of which can be worth thousands of dollars more per barrel than crude oil. Correspondent Conor Knighton visits family farmers, and the processing company Labbeemint, whose extracts of peppermint, spearmint and other varieties are used in everything from candy and gum to toothpaste and mouthwash.

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SPIRITS: 
Applejack, a spirit as old as the American Republic
The Laird Family of New Jersey has been producing applejack, or apple brandy, for nine generations. Correspondent Mo Rocca drinks in the history of the alcoholic beverage that helped fortify a revolution, put at least one president in the White House, and is – even in these sobering times – keeping spirits up.

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Zola Bakes Rainbow Cookies.

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TREATS: Rainbow cookies get a colorful twist
The rainbow cookie, a favorite tri-colored treat – traditionally made in honor of the Italian flag – gets a stylish update incorporating all the colors of the rainbow. New Yorker magazine contributor Kelefa Sanneh takes a bite. 

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NATURE:
 Wild turkeys
“Sunday Morning” takes us this Sunday before Thanksgiving among wild turkeys in a Toledo, Ohio park. 


RECAP: NOVEMBER 15

“Sunday Morning” will be only one hour this week, as CBS Sports presents the final day of play of The Masters golf tournament, beginning at 10 a.m. ET. 

Host: Jane Pauley

WATCH THE FULL NOVEMBER 15 EPISODE!

COVER STORY: Barack Obama speaks out on politics, the presidency, and Donald Trump | Watch Video
In his first television interview since the election of Joe Biden as the 46th President, former President Barack Obama sits down with “CBS This Morning” co-host Gayle King to discuss the first volume of his memoirs, “A Promised Land.” He talks about the enormous opposition he experienced as he entered the White House; the impact of his political career on his family; and why he campaigned for his former vice president – and spoke out so vociferously against his successor, President Donald Trump.

[And don’t miss Scott Pelley’s interview with former President Barack Obama on “60 Minutes” Sunday, November 15.]

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ART: Pie art: One baker’s delicious designs | Watch Video
When Lauren Ko began posting photos of her pie designs on Instagram, social media ate them up. She talks with correspondent Conor Knighton about her new book, “Pieometry,” and about her sweet creations and pun-filled posts that leave fans pie-ning for more.

RECIPE: Happy As A Gram, from Lauren Ko’s “Pieometry”

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HARTMAN:
 A pig in a pickle (Video)
A seemingly drama-free webcam stream, of a pig in a barn in Upstate New York, suddenly turned into hot programming when the barn caught fire. Laura Palladino, who was the sole viewer of the stream, became a hero when she least expected it. Steve Hartman reports.

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BUSINESS:
 Leonard Lauder on Estée Lauder and the sweet smell of success | Watch Video
The chairman emeritus and former CEO of the global beauty behemoth talks with correspondent Alina Cho about his new memoir, “The Company I Keep,” a book that is equal parts biography, business tome, philanthropy and tribute to his mother, Estée Lauder (a woman who founded a cosmetics empire in her kitchen), and all the wisdom he’s picked up along the way.

READ AN EXCERPT: The origin story of Estée Lauder, from “The Company I Keep”

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PULSE: Holiday travel

       
MOVIES:
 Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell on sharing love – and the screen – together | Watch Video
Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn are spreading holiday cheer as Santa and Mrs. Claus in the Netflix film “The Christmas Chronicles 2.” And as correspondent Tracy Smith discovers, the actors and longtime partners’ relationship has a certain magic all its own. 

To watch a trailer for “The Christmas Chronicles 2” click on the video player below:


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COMMENTARY: Jim Gaffigan on saving face while wearing a mask | Watch Video
The comedian opines on how having a big head (both physically and metaphorically) can affect one’s use of personal protective equipment.

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NATURE:
 California’s Tahoe National Forest (Extended Video)
“Sunday Morning” takes us to Tahoe National Forest, northwest of Lake Tahoe, in California. 

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WEB EXCLUSIVES: 

“SUNDAY MORNING” MATINEE: Paul Taylor Dance Company (Video)
Recorded at the Paul Taylor Dance Company’s Lower East Side Studio six months after the COVID-19 shutdown, Maria Ambrose and Lisa Borres perform an excerpt from Taylor’s 1977 masterwork “Images,” with music by Claude Debussy. Visit the Taylor Company’s website (ptamd.org/benefit2020) for information on their November 19 virtual benefit, “Modern Is Now: Stories of Our Future.”
     


RECAP: NOVEMBER 8

Host: Jane Pauley

WATCH THE FULL NOVEMBER 8 BROADCAST!

COVER STORY: The election’s aftermath, and the power of the vote | Watch Video
One thing is clear from this week’s presidential election results: America is a deeply, almost evenly divided country. Correspondent Martha Teichner takes a look at this divide, and what it means for our nation moving forward.

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ART: Artist Pierre Soulages, “The Master of Black” (Video)
The 100-year-old French painter, recently honored with a solo exhibition at the Louvre, talks with correspondent Elizabeth Palmer about how he was enlightened by the mysteries of light reflecting off the surface of black paint in his transformative abstract masterworks.

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BY THE NUMBERS:
 Election turnout (Video)
“Sunday Morning” host Jane Pauley looks at the data from a historic vote.
     

BOOKS: Independent booksellers write a new chapter during COVID-19 | Watch Video
The Strand Book Store is a New York institution, with four floors of books, and 93 years of tradition. But while it survived a Great Depression, World War II and 9/11, it has struggled during the era of COVID-19. New Yorker contributor Kelefa Sanneh talks with the Strand’s owners, and with the owners of EyeSeeMe, an African-American children’s bookstore in St. Louis, about how independent booksellers are finding ways to cope during the coronavirus pandemic, and about the community of readers that wants them to survive. 

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MOVIES:
 Sophia Loren on “The Life Ahead” | Watch Video
After seven decades in show business, and a 10-year break from acting, Sophia Loren returns to the screen with a standout performance in a new Netflix film, “The Life Ahead,” directed by her son, Edoardo Ponti. They talk with correspondent Seth Doane about her portrayal of a Holocaust survivor, and why the 86-year-old Academy Award-winner still approaches acting with the same spontaneity and anxiety as if it’s her first movie role.

To watch a trailer for “The Life Ahead” click on the video player below.


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PASSAGE:
 Remembering Marguerite Littman (Video)
“Sunday Morning” looks back at the life of Marguerite Littman, a philanthropist and friend of artists and writers who advocated for AIDS patients, and who was an inspiration for Holly Golightly in Truman Capote’s “Breakfast at Tiffany’s.”

          
SCIENCE:
 A giant step forward for users of artificial legs | Watch Video
Osseointegration, a form of implant surgery, is restoring freedom of movement to amputees in a revolutionary new way. Correspondent Barry Petersen speaks to doctors about this prosthetic procedure, and with patients who are embracing their expanded mobility with a vengeance.

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MILEPOST:
 Vice President-elect Kamala Devi Harris

       
HARTMAN:
 A Halloween treat (Video)
Zoe Thomas, of Atlanta, is a three-year-old who was diagnosed with leukemia back in February. And because her immune system is now compromised, she couldn’t go trick-or-treating last weekend with all the other kids. But the children in her neighborhood had a sweet Halloween surprise for her. Steve Hartman reports.
      

HUMOR: Steve Martin and Harry Bliss on the concise joy of cartoons | Watch Video
The multi-talented Steve Martin has covered a lot of ground, as a standup comedian and actor, writer, novelist and musician. Now he can claim “cartoonist” to his resume, collaborating with noted New Yorker cartoonist Harry Bliss on humorous one-panel gems. Correspondent Mo Rocca talks with Martin and Bliss about the precision of the cartoon; capturing ideas in the middle of the night; and their cartoon collection, “A Wealth of Pigeons.”

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COMMENTARY: 
Jim Gaffigan on the painstaking, belabored marathon of an election | Watch Video
The comedian asks, what kind of election did we expect from the year 2020?

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SPIRITS: Chasing down Pappy Van Winkle, the world’s most coveted bourbon | Watch Video
Since 1935 the Van Winkles, of Louisville, has been producing a whiskey now so sought-after that a single bottle may fetch thousands of dollars on the resale market. Correspondent Lee Cowan goes in search of how this family’s spirited product became a Holy Grail for whiskey aficionados.

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NATURE: Migrating monarchs (Extended Video)
“Sunday Morning” takes us to Cape May in New Jersey, on the flight path of monarch butterflies. Videographer: Jeff Reisly.


RECAP: NOVEMBER 1

Host: Jane Pauley

WATCH THE FULL NOVEMBER 1 EPISODE!

COVER STORY: What can the hibernation of bears teach humans? | Watch Video
Scientists at Washington State University’s Bear Research, Education and Conservation Center are studying what goes on before, during and after grizzly bears hibernate over the winter months. Their findings may hold critical clues to advancing human health (such as the fight against diabetes), and making months-long space flights possible. Correspondent Conor Knighton reports.

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CORONAVIRUS:
 The mental health toll of COVID-19 | Watch Video
More than half of American adults say their mental health has suffered because of the pandemic, which is aggravating mental illness among those who already suffer from it, and taking a toll on the rest of us, too. Correspondent Susan Spencer talks with mental health practitioners, and with people suffering from OCD, about facing a mental health epidemic, and the anxiety we are all feeling.

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GAMES: Online chess makes its biggest move | Watch Video
The pandemic has hurt most professional sports, but it’s done wonders for one game: chess! Players and fans, looking for competitive thrills, are logging into online chess platforms like never before. Correspondent David Pogue talks with a chess grandmaster and an online chess star about the boom in the game.

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MILEPOST: 
Work hours
       

BOOKS: Eleanor Roosevelt, first lady and humanitarian | Watch Video
Eleanor Roosevelt transformed herself from a shy, self-conscious girl to a revered figure on the world stage as an internationally-respected human rights activist. Correspondent Mo Rocca talks with David Michaelis, author of a new biography, “Eleanor,” about the first lady’s partnership with her husband, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, and how she found herself as a globetrotting humanitarian following FDR’s death.

BOOK EXCERPT: “Eleanor,” the life of Mrs. Roosevelt

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PASSAGE:
 Remembering Sean Connery | Watch Video
Correspondent Lee Cowan looks back at the career of Scottish actor Sean Connery – best known for his portrayals of secret agent James Bond – who died Saturday at the age of 90. 

       
HARTMAN: 
Testimonies to Susan B. Anthony (Video)
Voters, women mostly, have been flocking to Mount Hope Cemetery in Rochester, N.Y., to pay tribute to suffragist Susan B. Anthony, who died never knowing her fight to win women the sacred right to vote would succeed. Steve Hartman talked with some of those who made a pilgrimage to her gravesite.  

       
AMERICA DECIDES:
 An Election Night tradition: The concession speech | Watch Video
There may be nothing more American than baseball, apple pie – and presidential elections, including a speech by the losing candidate. CBS News chief Washington correspondent Major Garrett looks at the dramatic history of concessions, and examines why a losing candidate stepping aside is what allows our country to move forward.

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AMERICA DECIDES: 104-year-old Ruth Rosner on casting her vote (Video)
New Yorker Ruth Rosner first voted for a president in 1936, casting her ballot for FDR. Last week, on the first day of early voting, correspondent Faith Salie accompanied the 104-year-old to the polls, and her social media posts helped make Rosner a viral star. She talked with Salie about participating in her 22nd presidential election, the importance of voting, and why not even COVID-19 could keep her from making her voice heard.

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SUNDAY PROFILE: 
Comedy legend Bob Newhart | Watch Video
Comedian Bob Newhart was a pioneer of observational humor, imparting his deadpan delivery on award-winning comedy albums and classic TV sitcoms. Turner Classic Movies host Ben Mankiewicz sits down with the 91-year-old Newhart, who believes having a sense of humor is not just business, it’s essential, especially now.

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AMERICA DECIDES:
 How China views the U.S. election (Video)
Correspondent Ramy Inocencio reports on how observers in Asia are responding to America’s presidential contest.

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AMERICA DECIDES: How the Middle East views the U.S. election (Video)
Correspondent Holly Williams talks with experts about the Trump administration’s record in the Middle East, and the prospects for U.S. foreign policy going forward post-election.

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AMERICA DECIDES:
 John Dickerson on weathering Election Day stress | Watch Video
As we await the results of ballot canvassing this week, the “60 Minutes” correspondent says patience is key – as is ignoring rumors and misinformation, from both foreign and domestic agents of chaos, aimed at sowing discord.

       
NATURE:
 White Mountain National Forest (Extended Video)
“Sunday Morning” takes us to the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Videographer: Michael Clark.

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“SUNDAY MORNING” MATINEE: “1969: The Second Man” (VIDEO)
In 2018 Jacob Brandt created the folk-rock theatrical production “1969: The Second Man,” inspired by Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin, the second human to walk on the moon. He has now adapted the music to a new concept album, and performs the first song, “Prologue,” for “Sunday Morning” viewers.


RECAP: OCTOBER 25

Host: Jane Pauley

WATCH THE FULL OCTOBER 25 EPISODE

COVER STORY: Impatience: Why we don’t want to wait | Watch video
The phrase “patience is a virtue” is often easier spoken than practiced, especially in our exasperating times. Barry Petersen set out before the COVID-19 pandemic hit to learn just why we dislike waiting so much, and what we can do to keep our cool in an impatient world. He spoke to one researcher about the science behind impatience. 

RECORDS: What makes a Guinness World Record? (Video) 
For adjudicators from Guinness World Records, it takes some record-setting nerves to judge a world-record attempt as successful. Guinness may get a thousand applications every week to break a world record, and during a time of pandemic, when social distancing prevents mass-participation records, they have even set up weekly at-home challenges. But you have to go outdoors to pursue what one team in Colorado recently attempted: the world’s largest fireworks shell ever launched. Lee Cowan reports.

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HARTMAN:
 No bones about it: One kid’s sweet relationship with a spooky buddy (Video)
Hartman brings a special story to “CBS Sunday Morning” just in time for Halloween, though it’s more sweet than scary.

    
PASSAGE: 
In memoriam (Video)
“Sunday Morning” remembers some of the notable figures who left us this week, including musician Jerry Jeff Walker and dancer Marge Champion.

   
MOVIES:
 “Mank” and the writer behind “Citizen Kane” | Watch video
A new film from director David Fincher (“The Social Network”) shines a light (in black-and-white) on the Golden Age Hollywood studio system, as screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz struggles to complete the screenplay for Orson Welles’ “Citizen Kane.” Turner Classic Movies host Ben Mankiewicz (the grandson of Herman) talks with Fincher, and with actresses Amanda Seyfried and Lily Collins, about the story behind the making of a masterwork. 

To watch a trailer for “Mank” click on the video player below: 


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HALLOWEEN:
 Drive-thru haunted houses make for a spooky, COVID-safe Halloween (Video) 
Luke Burbank takes a look at how some places are setting up drive-thru haunted houses for a spooky — and healthy — Halloween. One of these places is a car wash-turned-haunted house in Copiague, New York, where parents can get the car cleaned and give kids a thrilling ride at the same time. 

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AMERICA DECIDES: 
Voter fraud, suppression and partisanship: A look at the 1876 election | Watch video
With nine days left until Election Day, many Americans hope the race finishes smoothly — unlike the disputed election of 1876. As the United States celebrated the centennial of the Declaration of Independence, a heated competition between Republican Rutherford B. Hayes and Democrat Samuel Tilden was rife with accusations of voter fraud and suppression. Mo Rocca speaks to historians about how the tight race was eventually decided. 

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MUSIC: 
Rock star Stevie Nicks in her own words | Watch video
Superstar Stevie Nicks has built up a devoted following over the course of her career, both as a member of rock band Fleetwood Mac and a solo artist in her own right. The celebrated musician sat down to speak with Tracy Smith for “CBS Sunday Morning.”

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THE VIEW FROM EUROPE:
 How Europe sees the 2020 U.S. presidential election (Video) 
With the 2020 presidential election less than two weeks away, the eyes of the world are on the United States to see who it picks as the nation’s next leader. Seth Doane speaks to Europeans, including the U.K.’s former ambassador to the U.S. Kim Darroch, about how the race looks from the outside, and how relations between Europe and the U.S. have been shaped under the Trump administration. 

   
THE VIEW FROM RUSSIA: How Russians are viewing the 2020 U.S. presidential election (Video) 
With the 2020 presidential election less than two weeks away, the eyes of the world are on the United States to see who it picks as the nation’s next leader. Elizabeth Palmer hears from people in Russia about what they think of the race.

    
COMMENTARY: 
The 2020 presidential election reaches the home-stretch | Watch Video 
With just over a week to go until Election Day on November 3, “60 Minutes” correspondent John Dickerson joins “CBS Sunday Morning” with thoughts on what to consider when casting your ballot.       

       
NATURE:
 A look at Yellowstone National Park (Video)
“Sunday Morning” shares a view of the elk living in Yellowstone National Park. 


RECAP: OCTOBER 18

Host: Jane Pauley

WATCH THE FULL OCTOBER 18 EPISODE!

COVER STORY: For many climate change finally hits home | Watch Video
With record wildfires and hurricanes ravaging the United States, the effects of extreme weather events made worse by climate change are becoming more visible, and costly, to more and more Americans. Correspondent David Pogue talks with experts about whether we can be optimistic about government, societal and corporate efforts to mitigate the destructive effects of greenhouse gas production.

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ART: David Lee Roth’s brush with art | Watch Video
In an interview recorded earlier this summer, singer David Lee Roth, longtime frontman for the group Van Halen, demonstrates how he is making a name for himself as an artist and social commentator trained in sumi-e, the Japanese art of ink painting, doing what he describes as “graphic therapy.” But correspondent Tracy Smith finds out there was yet another calling in Roth’s life that, he says, made him feel like a rock star.

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BOOKS:
 Alicia Garza on the origin of Black Lives Matter | Watch Video
Oakland-based activist Alicia Garza coined the phrase “Black Lives Matter” in 2013, the day George Zimmerman was found not guilty of murdering 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. Soon a hashtag was created, and a movement was born. Garza talks with journalist Mark Whitaker about her new book, “The Purpose of Power,” and her education in activism; the inequities of America’s criminal justice system; and why social change is built not on social media hashtags but on people.

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HARTMAN:
 Gift of baseballs, with a catch (Video)
In a batting cage in Montgomery, Alabama, Brian Robinson and his son, Carter, found a bucket of balls, and a note left by a stranger that threw them for a curve. Steve Hartman reports on how one generation’s treasured pastime scored some extra innings.

MOVIES: Elliott Gould on his unconventional stardom | Watch Video
He’s never been a typical Hollywood star, but the Oscar-nominated actor known for such classics as “MASH” and “The Long Goodbye” has always played characters as unorthodox and distinctive as himself. Turner Classic Movies host Ben Mankiewicz sits down with Elliott Gould to talk about his acting career, and the “slings and arrows” of his outrageous fortune. 

      
PASSAGE:
 In memoriam (Video)
“Sunday Morning” remembers some of the notable figures who left us this week, including baseball Hall of Famer Joe Morgan and veteran game show host Tom Kennedy.      

ELECTION 2020:  Winning the votes of suburban women in battleground states | Watch Video
For decades women have been outvoting men – and it seems this voting bloc has never been more consequential to the outcome of an election than it is now. Erin Moriarty of “48 Hours” talks with suburban women in battleground states (the demographic that helped decide the 2016 election), and with Lauren Leader, head of the non-partisan voter education group All In Together, who says women on both ends of the political spectrum are unusually energized this year – and are being courted heavily by both the Trump and Biden campaigns.

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COMMENTARY: 
Splitting hairs – Jim Gaffigan on the debunked image of Vikings | Watch Video
A new study of the DNA of skeletons reveals that the Middle-Age Scandinavian seafarers were not blonde! Comedian Jim Gaffigan, who is not a Viking, wants to know what that means for the popular image of blonde guys like himself.

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MUSIC: Christopher Cross on his near-fatal COVID illness | Watch Video
Earlier this year singer-songwriter Christopher Cross contracted the coronavirus, and was diagnosed with Guillain-Barre syndrome, a rare disease affecting the body’s immune system. Hospitalized in the ICU, the Grammy-winner was paralyzed and almost died. In his first television interview since his illness, Cross talks with correspondent Serena Altschul about his near-death experience; being a long-haul COVID survivor; and his return to the recording studio.

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HISTORY: A tribute to monumental women | Watch Video
At a time when many statues of controversial historical figures are coming down, some lofty women are going up. In New York City’s Central Park, a monument has been unveiled honoring women’s suffrage pioneers Sojourner Truth, Susan B. Anthony, and Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Correspondent Faith Salie talks with sculptor Meredith Bergmann about the Women’s Rights Pioneers Monument marking the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment; and with Rutgers professor Salamishah Tillet about the fraught history of the suffrage movement.

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ELECTION 2020:
 The perils of polls | Watch Video
As we get closer to Election Day, and after millions of Americans have already cast their ballots in early voting, John Dickerson of “60 Minutes” reflects on the uncertainty of political polling, and the danger of relying too heavily on what polls “predict.”        

          
NATURE:
 Colorado forest (Extended Video)
“Sunday Morning” witnesses an early snowfall at the San Juan National Forest near Durango, Colorado. 

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RECAP: OCTOBER 11

Host: Jane Pauley

WATCH THE FULL OCTOBER 11 BROADCAST! 

SUNDAY SUMMARY: Trump, COVID in Europe, Hurricane Delta (Video)
Jane Pauley presents the headlines this morning, from President Trump’s rally on the grounds of the White House, to Europe’s feared second wave of coronavirus infections, to the 10th named storm to hit the U.S. mainland this year: Hurricane Delta.

COVER STORY: Fighting for the right to repair your own stuff | Watch Video
Big electronics makers have made it difficult for consumers to fix their devices – from smartphones to computers – when they break down, or simply need a new battery. Correspondent David Pogue reports on the Right to Repair movement, a coalition of consumer advocates, digital rights activists and environmental groups that is fighting for laws that will help combat our throwaway culture.

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HISTORY: A monumental reckoning | Watch Video
Since protests erupted over the death of George Floyd, the range of public monuments removed or vandalized has expanded well beyond those honoring the Confederacy. Criticized as racist or oppressive, statues depicting historic figures from Christopher Columbus to George Washington are now getting a second look. Mo Rocca reports.

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CORONAVIRUS: Andrew Cuomo & daughters on life during the pandemic | Watch Video
Like so many other homes across America, the Governor’s Mansion, in Albany, N.Y., has been a base for a family locked down during the COVID-19 outbreak. It’s where Gov. Andrew Cuomo and his three adult daughters, Michaela, Mariah and Cara Kennedy Cuomo, have been quarantining together. Correspondent Tracy Smith talks with the Cuomo clan about giving each other support during the nation’s monumental public health (and political) crisis.

PREVIEW: Andrew Cuomo on the pandemic: “The game isn’t over; this is halftime” (Video)

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SUNDAY JOURNAL:
 China emerges from the pandemic | Watch Video
Less than a year since the outbreak of the novel coronavirus in China’s Wuhan Province, something nearly unthinkable has happened in this nation of 1.4 billion: a return to normalcy, or at least what looks like a “post-COVID new normal.” Correspondent Ramy Inocencio reports from Shanghai.

      
PASSAGE:
 In memoriam (Video)
“Sunday Morning” remembers some of the notable figures who left us this week, including guitar virtuoso Eddie Van Halen and baseball great Whitey Ford.

SPORTS: Presidential golf: A bipartisan tradition | Watch Video
Regardless of party or ideology, many presidents past and present share common ground – on the links. Correspondent Jim Axelrod tees up a look at our presidents’ fascination with golf, and why their love of the game is par for the course.

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COMMENTARY:
 Paul Mecurio on Trump’s coronavirus “blessing in disguise” | Watch Video
After President Trump was diagnosed with coronavirus and hospitalized, he released a video in which he stated, “This was a blessing from God that I caught it. This was a blessing in disguise.” Emmy-winning writer and comedian Paul Mecurio, who also suffered symptoms from COVID, begs to differ.

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MUSIC: Jon Bon Jovi on “2020” – the year, the music | Watch Video
The pandemic upended plans for a tour this year, but Jon Bon Jovi has doubled-down on 2020, writing songs that speak to the state of our union today, and contributing to a Long Island food bank program to help feed the food-insecure. Correspondent Lee Cowan reports.

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SOCIETY: Q and the ABCs of spreading conspiracy theories | Watch Video
Followers of the online conspiracy theorist “QAnon” have propagated outlandish disinformation about secret plots by a “deep state” cabal of Satanic, cannibalistic child-traffickers out to “get” President Trump. How do these anonymous accusations spread, and what happens if Q believers are elected to office? Wired magazine editor-in-chief Nicholas Thompson reports. 

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COMMENTARY:
 Where does the buck stop now? | Watch Video
“60 Minutes” correspondent John Dickerson says the standard for judging presidential decision-making may be shifting, depending upon which president you’ve asked.

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NATURE:
 Black Hills of South Dakota (Extended Video)
“Sunday Morning” shares the sights and sound of autumn at Spearfish Canyon, in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Videographer: Kevin Kjergaard.

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“SUNDAY MORNING” MATINEE: “Left Alone” (VIDEO)
In honor of World Suicide Prevention Day last month, American Ballet Theatre principal James Whiteside and The Trevor Project (a leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ people under 25) launched a casting call for a music video, “Left Alone,” featuring a song Whiteside wrote of his own coming out story and the challenges he faced as a young, gay male dancer. Dancers from more than 20 states and five countries submitted entries, which have been edited together into this presentation for “Sunday Morning” viewers.


RECAP: OCTOBER 4

Host: Jane Pauley

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HEADLINES: Questions about Trump’s hospitalization for COVID-19 (Video)
Ben Tracy reports the latest on the president’s coronavirus diagnosis.

       
HEADLINES:
 Trump’s prognosis and a nation’s need to know (Video)
Balancing the president’s privacy with the importance of sharing details about his COVID-19 diagnosis is not easy. Correspondent Lee Cowan talks with Dr. Albert Ko and with CBS News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook about the need for transparency in promoting public health.            

       
COVER STORY:
 Working mothers on the edge | Watch Video
The pandemic has put many working moms in an impossible situation – doing their own jobs as well as those of teachers and childcare workers, on top of housework – and some women are finding their careers in jeopardy as they balance the demands from employers with their children’s needs. Correspondent Rita Braver hears from working mothers who describe a climate of discrimination, and examines how this challenging new work dynamic may actually set back advances that have been made in bringing equality to the workplace.

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MOVIES:
 Retelling the story of the Chicago 7 | Watch Video
Half a century ago the U.S. government prosecuted the accused leaders of anti-Vietnam War protests at the 1968 Democratic National Convention, where clashes with police spilled blood on the streets of Chicago. A new film by Academy Award-winner Aaron Sorkin, “The Trial of the Chicago 7,” recounts that dangerous conflict in the legal and media realms. Correspondent Tracy Smith talks with Sorkin about the relevance of the story to today. She also talks with star Sacha Baron Cohen¸ and with two of the trial defendants – Rennie Davis and Lee Weiner – about the politics of fighting back.

BOOK EXCERPT: The Chicago 7 and a “Conspiracy to Riot”
Lee Weiner, one of the defendants in the Chicago 7 trial, writes of his activism, cynicism, and a lifetime commitment to fighting for a better world.

To watch a trailer for “The Trial of the Chicago 7” click on the video player below:


The Trial of the Chicago 7 | Official Trailer | Netflix Film by
Netflix on
YouTube

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FOOD: Martha Stewart on making your own jam (Video)
Autumn is the time for preserving the fruits of the year’s harvest. Cookbook author Martha Stewart offers a lesson in preparing delicious blueberry preserves.

RECIPE: Christine Ferber Blueberry Preserves, courtesy of marthastewart.com

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PASSAGE:
 In memoriam (Video)
“Sunday Morning” remembers some of the notable figures who left us this week, including singer Helen Reddy and Hall of Fame pitcher Bob Gibson. 

          
ELECTION 2020:
 COVID and the campaign (Video)
CBS News political correspondent Ed O’Keefe offers a diagnosis on how the president’s contracting the novel coronavirus may affect the remaining days in the election.

        
ELECTION 2020:
 News consumers in the heartland | Watch Video
In a conversation with Trump voters in West Virginia, senior correspondent Ted Koppel discusses their views on the president’s COVID-19 diagnosis, and explores the increasing reliance on partisan social media sources for one’s news.

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MUSIC: Lenny Kravitz on finding his voice | Watch Video
Having written an introspective new memoir, “Let Love Rule,” the Grammy-winning singer talks about his struggles with identity, the road to rock stardom, and his extended, blended family. “CBS This Morning: Saturday” host Michelle Miller reports.

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ELECTION 2020:
 October Surprises: Revelations and roadblocks to victory | Watch Video
Unexpected events occurring late in presidential campaigns have the potential to change the course of an election – and in 2020, they’ve gotten an early start. Correspondent Chip Reid looks back at major events and revelations that could have altered the course of history (and usually didn’t), and what this September’s news – a SCOTUS vacancy, Trump’s taxes, and a chaotic debate performance – might mean for the November vote.

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ELECTION 2020:
 Debating the role of the vice president | Watch Video
In the wake of President Trump’s COVID-19 diagnosis, “60 Minutes” correspondent John Dickerson reflects on how the power and profiles of vice presidents have grown in recent decades.

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Mask-wearing
     

NATURE: Inyo National Forest (Extended Video)
“Sunday Morning” takes you to the Inyo National Forest, some 11,000 feet up in California’s Sierra Nevada Mountains. Videographer: Scot Miller.

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THE NEW SEASON: The latest documentary releases | Watch Video
Critic David Edelstein recommends new non-fiction films that will expand your world, at a time when our worlds are so severely contracted.

“SUNDAY MORNING” MATINEE: “Ode to Joy” (Video)
The Cleveland Orchestra performs “Ode to Joy,” from Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, recorded in 16 iconic public spaces across Greater Cleveland.

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RECAP: SEPTEMBER 27

Host: Jane Pauley

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HEADLINES: Trump introduces his Supreme Court pick (Video)
On Saturday President Donald Trump officially announced federal judge Amy Coney Barrett to be his nominee for the nation’s highest court, to fill the seat left open by the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Correspondent Rita Braver reports.

COVER STORY: The controversy behind qualified immunity | Watch Video
The doctrine of qualified immunity, whereby police officers are protected from civil lawsuits in certain cases, has come under question. Would eliminating qualified immunity improve relations between police and the greater community? Senior contributor Ted Koppel talks with law experts, and with citizens who have become mired in lawsuits for years owing to police actions that they say violated their Constitutional rights.

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SPORTS: Jackie Robinson, George Shuba, and the “handshake of the century” | Watch Video
In 1946, when the trailblazing player hit his first homer for a Dodgers farm team in an otherwise all-White league, one player shook his hand – an act that was by turns normal and groundbreaking. Correspondent Susan Spencer talks with sculptor Marc Mellon about his statue honoring that momentous exchange.

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 News consumption

IN CONVERSATION: Jim Belushi, cannabis farmer | Watch Video
Comic actor Jim Belushi, who became famous for his TV, film and stage appearances, is cultivating a new role. Correspondent Luke Burbank talks with Belushi about pursuing his agricultural passion on his Oregon cannabis farm, and about the western wildfires that came close to burning it to the ground.

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PASSAGE:
 In memoriam (Video)
“Sunday Morning” remembers some of the notable figures who left us this week, including NFL great Gale Sayers.

        
TECHNOLOGY:
 Family-made Rube Goldberg contraptions: Do try this at home! (Video)
This year the annual Rube Goldberg Machine Contest offered families under coronavirus lockdown a way to make good use of their time, by building contraptions that are utterly useless, except to accomplish mundane tasks in the time-honored fashion of the legendary cartoonist. Correspondent Mo Rocca witnesses some of the craziest devices.

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COMMENTARY:
 Josh Seftel and his mother on quarantine (Video)
Contributor Josh Seftel – whose conversations with his mother have been featured on “Sunday Morning” from time to time – catches up with his mom, who shares her feelings on the world today, from social distancing to a visit (finally) to the hair salon.

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MUSIC:  Mariah Carey on the darkest chapters of her life | Watch Video
With a record 19 chart-topping hits, singer and songwriter Mariah Carey spun a bleak and scary childhood into gold and platinum. Now 50 and the devoted mother to nine-year-old twins, she talks with Jane Pauley about her new memoir, “The Meaning of Mariah Carey,” and about escaping the darkest chapters of her life.

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ELECTION 2020:
 Presidential debates: When the whole world is watching | Watch Video
John Dickerson of “60 Minutes” on what televised debates tell us about the weight of the job – and about the candidates themselves.

CBS News’ coverage of the presidential debate begins Tuesday, Sept. 29 at 8:30 p.m. on CBSN.

       
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PLAY: The renaissance of roller skating | Watch Video
A craze from the past is hot again. Correspondent Nancy Giles reports on the history of roller skating, and why this fad is once more on a roll.

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COMMENTARY:
 Jimmy Carter and a lifetime’s response to raceWatch Video
Bestselling historian Jonathan Alter, author of a new biography about the 39th president, explains how Jimmy Carter spent the second half of his life making up for what he did not do when he was younger. 

READ AN EXCERPT: “His Very Best: Jimmy Carter, A Life”

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NATURE: 
 Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge (Extended Video)
“Sunday Morning” takes you to Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge in Manteo, North Carolina. Videographer: Carl Mrozek.

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STAGE: The New Season in theater: The show will go on, some day | Watch Video
With the “Great White Way” dark since March, audiences are awaiting the time when live theater, on Broadway and off, will be back. Jane Pauley looks at when theatrical productions will once again tread the boards.

BOOKS: The New Season: Fall fiction titles
Washington Post book reviewer Ron Charles previews a few of the most hotly-anticipated novels and short story collections coming to bookstores this fall.

BOOK EXCERPT: “Magic Lessons” by Alice Hoffman
The author returns with a prequel to “Practical Magic” and “The Rules of Magic,” which tells the origins of the Owens family’s history of curses and intimations of witchcraft.

BOOK EXCERPT: “Jack” by Marilynne Robinson
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author returns to the setting of her acclaimed novels “Gilead,” “Home” and “Lila.”

BOOK EXCERPT: “Missionaries” by Phil Klay
The author of the National Book Award-winning short story collection “Redeployment” is back with an epic novel about the moral complexities of geopolitics and modern warfare.

BOOK EXCERPT: “Memorial” by Bryan Washington
The author’s new novel tells of two men whose relationship is tested by family estrangements and separation.

BOOK EXCERPT: “The Office of Historical Corrections” by Danielle Evans
A new collection of stories in which characters grapple with issues of race and culture.

BOOK EXCERPT: “The Silence” by Don DeLillo
The award-winning author’s latest work is a novel keenly appropriate for a time of calamity and social dislocation.

MOVIES: Dispatches from the virtual New York Film Festival
Online screenings, drive-in venues and streaming conversations with filmmakers characterize this pandemic year’s edition of New York’s premier celebration of cinema.

            
“SUNDAY MORNING” MATINEE:
 “Balm in Gilead” (Video) 
Performing in isolation, members of the Pasadena, Calif.-based arts organization MUSE/IQUE join virtually to present “Balm in Gilead,” a poignant spiritual fitting for these troubled times. Performers include vocalists Ben Harper and Maiya Sykes, drummer Jimmy Paxson, bassist Michael Valerio, violinist Charles Yang, and keyboardist Deron Johnson, joined by Herman Cornejo, principal dancer with American Ballet Theater.
          


RECAP: SEPTEMBER 20

Host: Jane Pauley

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COVER STORY: Remembering RBG, a woman who lived a life defying expectations | Watch Video
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died Friday at the age of 87. “48 Hours” correspondent Erin Moriarty looks back at the trailblazing attorney who became an icon. 

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s view from the bench | Watch Video
Jane Pauley profiles the Supreme Court Justice, in an interview that originally aired on October 9, 2016. 

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ART: Reopening the art world in a time of COVID | Watch Video
The pandemic has increased the financial pressures on museums and cultural organizations, which face perhaps their greatest crisis ever. Correspondent Serena Altschul examines why many museums may close permanently because of the coronavirus.

THE NEW SEASON: Art (Video)
So, how does the art world launch its new season during a time of COVID? With socially-distant exhibits – artfully done, of course! Jane Pauley reports. 

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THE NEW SEASON:
 Film & TV on screens large and small | Watch Video
With some theatres reopening, and film festivals and specialty distributors available via streaming, critic David Edelstein previews this fall’s offerings for movie and TV buffs.

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TELEVISION: Desus & Mero, remaking late-night TV | Watch Video
Comedians and podcasters Desus Nice and The Kid Mero are changing the way late-night talk shows look and sound on their own Showtime program, “Desus & Mero.” WCBS-TV anchor and “Sunday Morning” contributor Maurice DuBois talks with the duo (real names Daniel Baker and Joel Martinez) about their national success as they remake the formula of late-night TV, while maintaining their Bronx, N.Y. flavor. 

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FASHION: The future of fashion | Watch Video
The $400-billion-a-year fashion industry has taken a hit during the pandemic, as clothing store sales plunged a record 79%. Correspondent Alina Cho talks with fashion designers, retailers and historians about how businesses pivoted during Covid19, and the industry’s future prospects for the runway.

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PASSAGE: 
In memoriam (Video)
“Sunday Morning” remembers some of the notable figures who left us this week, including jazz critic Stanley Crouch and philanthropist Bill Gates Sr. 

      
HARTMAN:
 The fellowship of the fish chair (Video)
When someone posted online a photo of an unusual find from a Baltimore second-hand store – a chair shaped like fish – little did Syracuse auto mechanic Emily DelFavero guess that her tattoo of a fish would somehow connect her to a piece of furniture, and to a retinue of strangers who bonded over a truly quixotic quest. Steve Hartman reports. 

       
THE NEW SEASON: 
Fall music releases | Watch Video
“Sunday Morning” previews some of the most eagerly-awaited new releases this fall.

MUSIC: Lady Gaga, lost … and found | Watch Video
The songwriter and performer’s sixth consecutive #1 album, “Chromatica,” explores the pain and loneliness that colors her hugely successful career, with songs that speak to Lady Gaga’s experience with a fame that, she tells correspondent Lee Cowan, she grew to hate. Even though she wears a mask during her interview, the 34-year-old (real name Stefani Germanotta) reveals how her public persona hid a private pain, both mental and physical, and how she came to accept both Lady Gaga and the woman who plays her.

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REMEMBRANCE: Ruth Bader Ginsburg, an appreciation (Video)
Correspondent Rita Braver remembers Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and talks about how the diminutive Supreme Court Justice, who only came up to her shoulder, was nonetheless a giant.

       
FOOD: 
Bobby Flay on breaking bread at the table | Watch Video
The chef and restaurateur reflects on what quarantine has meant for a return to dinners and conversations with family and friends.

RECIPE: Bobby Flay’s Salisbury Steak | Watch Video

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COMMENTARY:
 John Dickerson on the Senate’s impending Supreme Court fight | Watch Video
“60 Minutes” correspondent John Dickerson on the history of SCOTUS confirmation hearings, and Mitch McConnell’s reversal over the principle of voting on high court picks during an election year.

       
NATURE:
 Seals on Cape Cod (Extended Video)
“Sunday Morning” takes us to Head of the Meadow Beach at Cape Cod National Seashore in North Truro, Massachusetts, where seals are enjoying the last days of summer. Videographer: Michael Clark.

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RECAP: SEPTEMBER 13

Host: Jane Pauley

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COVER STORY: Why did COVID-19 become partisan? | Watch Video
Almost since news of the coronavirus pandemic first broke, partisanship became the lens through which many Americans viewed the dangers of the COVID-19 outbreak – taking hand-washing, masks and social distancing seriously, or not. Correspondent Martha Teichner talks with health officials about the true hazards of the coronavirus, and examines how the federal government’s public health response has been marred by the fingerprints of politics and the dynamics of an election calendar.

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An artist’s rendering of the Eisenhower Memorial, to be dedicated this week in Washington, D.C.

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HISTORY: Designing D.C.’s new Eisenhower Memorial | Watch Video
Twenty years in the making, a new memorial has been erected, in Washington, D.C., to President Dwight D. Eisenhower, who led the Allies to victory in World War II and led the United States through the early years of the Cold War. Correspondent Rita Braver talks with Ike’s granddaughter, Susan Eisenhower, and with the memorial’s architect, Frank Gehry, about how best to honor the life and consequential legacy of the general and commander in chief, whose reputation has only grown with the passage of time.

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SUNDAY JOURNAL:
 Apocalyptic Western wildfires (Video)
From Washington State to Southern California, entire communities have been laid to waste during a week of fierce wildfires, in which more than 20 people have lost their lives. Correspondent Carter Evans brings us the latest news from Berry Creek, Calif.

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Actress and talk show host Drew Barrymoore with correspondent Lee Cowan, on the set of her new CBS series. 

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TELEVISION: A new role for Drew Barrymore | Watch Video
Actress, producer, director, author and entrepreneur Drew Barrymore has worn many hats in her 45 years – and she’s soon to don another, as host of a new daytime talk show, “The Drew Barrymore Show,” which debuts on Monday. She chats with correspondent Lee Cowan about the challenges of launching a new broadcast during a pandemic, her lifelong work ethic, and how she is meeting the difficulties of a terrible year with what she calls “intelligent optimism.”

To watch a trailer for “The Drew Barrymore Show,” click on the video player below:


Here’s Drew! The Drew Barrymore Show Premieres Sept. 14th by
The Drew Barrymore Show on
YouTube

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PASSAGE:
 In memoriam
“Sunday Morning” remembers some of the notable personalities who left us this past week, including reggae singer and bandleader Toots Hibbert; St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Famer Lou Brock; and British actress Diana Rigg, who garnered international fame as Mrs. Emma Peel in the 1960s spy series, “The Avengers.”

GALLERY: Diana Rigg 1938-2020
The Shakespearean-trained actress gained international fame as sexy superspy Emma Peel in the 1960s TV series “The Avengers.”
     

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ASTRONOMY: A golden age of astrophotography | Watch Video
New, cheaper technology has made it easier than ever for amateur photographers to take stunning, out-of-this-world images of the night sky. But as correspondent Serena Altschul reports, our skies are becoming marred by light pollution and, increasingly, orbiting satellites. Still, for photographers, stargazers and astronomers alike, dark sky reserves (where outdoor lighting is regulated) offer some of the best views of the heavens above, and a chance to look up in wonder. 

GALLERY:  Astrophotography: Stunning images of Idaho’s night sky 

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HARTMAN:
 Home repair heroes (Video)
Last month 72-year-old Gloria Scott called John Kinney, an electrician in Woburn, Mass., to fix a ceiling fixture. But he soon discovered Scott’s house was in total disrepair, from a lack of running water to broken lights. She was too poor to make any repairs – and too prideful to ask for help. So, Kinney returned and started repairing her home for free, and called on other tradespeople to join him. Steve Hartman reports on the inspiring renovation job by a crew dubbed “Gloria’s Gladiators.”

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MUSIC: 
Keith Urban on music during quarantine: “We’re always gonna play somehow, some way” | Watch Video
Stranded at home in quarantine this spring, Keith Urban had a tough time getting used to life as a traveling musician with nowhere to go. But as he told correspondent Tracy Smith, he successfully pivoted to playing music during a pandemic, from holding a benefit concert for frontline workers at a Nashville drive-in, to finishing his new album, “The Speed of Now, Part 1,” in which he recognizes the value of – for once – slowing down.

To watch Keith Urban perform “Tumbleweed,” from his new album, “The Speed of Now, Part 1,” click on the video player below:


Keith Urban – Tumbleweed (Official Visualizer) by
KeithUrbanVEVO on
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John Howard Sanden’s official White House portrait of President George W. Bush. 

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ART: Painting the presidents | Watch Video
The White House hosts a unique and historic collection of artwork: Portraits of the men who have held the highest office in the land. Portraitist John Howard Sanden talks with correspondent Mo Rocca about the pressures and pleasures of committing the likeness of a U.S. president or first lady to canvas. Rocca also explores the long-held and bipartisan tradition of artfully preserving the occupants of the White House.

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COMMENTARY: Jim Gaffigan on summer memories, ’50s style Watch Video
The comedian notes that the simple, family-oriented pleasures that filled our days while quarantining looked a lot more like post-war America than what we’re used to.

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NATURE:
 Colorado Rockies (Extended Video)
“Sunday Morning” takes us among the bison, deer and prairie dogs at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge in Commerce City, Colorado. Videographer: Michael Clark.

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RECAP: SEPTEMBER 6

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COVER STORY: Maintaining a perfect lawn in a world turned upside-down | Watch Video
According to recent studies, Americans spend $40 billion a year tending to their 40 million acres of grass. So, no surprise coronavirus has made quarantined Americans lawn-care crazy. Correspondent Martha Teichner looks at why both lawn nuts and novices are keeping their patches of green neat and tidy during the pandemic. 

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ECONOMY:
 Income inequality, and coronavirus’ economic fallout | Watch Video
Two-thirds of the nation’s wealth is owned by the richest five percent of Americans, while at the same time more than 38 million Americans live in poverty. The rich getting richer and the poor getting poorer has been the story of economic inequality for the last 50 years, and COVID-19 appears set to continue the trend. Correspondent Jill Schlesinger looks at the downside – and what one business figure calls the upside – of income disparity.

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SPORTS: Vin Scully’s treasures of baseball | Watch Video
Over the years Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully accumulated a museum’s worth of baseball memorabilia. Now, he’s decided to auction off much of his prized collection, with the proceeds going to his kids and grandkids, and to charity. Correspondent Lee Cowan talks with the legendary announcer who shares the stories behind some of his unique artifacts of baseball history.

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SNAPSHOT:
 How Americans spent their summer (Video)
“Sunday Morning” presents a photo album of Summer 2020, featuring the work of Brad Jones, of Brooklyn, N.Y.; Gabrielle Lurie, staff photographer of the San Francisco Chronicle; and Houston Chronicle staff photographer Marie D. De Jesús. Music: “Summer Madness” by Kool and the Gang.

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BUSINESS: 
How Netflix reinvented entertainment – and corporate culture | Watch Video
In his new book, “No Rules Rules,” Reed Hastings, the co-founder and co-CEO of Netflix, spells out his highly-unorthodox management style, a radical candor inspired by his marriage counseling. In their first joint television interview, Hastings and his co-CEO, Ted Sarandos, talk with Lesley Stahl of “60 Minutes” about Netflix’s innovative company culture whose “honesty is the best policy” creed has helped catapult the streaming service to exponential growth as a leading film and TV production studio.

BOOK EXCERPT: “No Rules Rules” by Reed Hastings and Erin Meyer

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PASSAGE:
 In memoriam (Video)
“Sunday Morning” looks back at some of the notable figures who have left us, including New York Mets pitching great Tom Seaver; bestselling biographer and journalist Gail Sheehy; and legendary Georgetown basketball coach John Thompson.     

JUSTICE: “Compromised”: Peter Strzok on investigating the Trump campaign | Watch Video
In the summer of 2016 FBI Special Agent Peter Strzok led the bureau’s investigation into the Trump campaign’s connections with Russian officials, which brought forth criminal convictions of Paul Manafort and George Papadopoulos; Michael Flynn also plead guilty for lying to the FBI. But Strzok’s personal conduct also led to his dismissal from the FBI, and raised questions over the integrity of his work. CBS News national security correspondent David Martin sits down with Strzok, author of the new book, “Compromised: Counterintelligence and the Threat of Donald J. Trump.”

BOOK EXCERPT: “Compromised” by Peter Strzok

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HARTMAN:
 A race track for one (Video)
When Dave Palazzolo’s security camera captured someone repeatedly trespassing on his property – a four-year-old on a bicycle making loops on his driveway – the Salt Lake City homeowner knew just what to do: create a chalk-lined race track for the young rider. Steve Hartman reports.

CELEBRITY: The real Paris Hilton | Watch Video
Socialite and social media influencer Paris Hilton has been a fixture on TV and online for so long that most people think they know her. But, as she tells correspondent Tracy Smith, they don’t know about a chapter in her life that, Hilton says, has been too painful to talk about … until now.  

To watch a trailer for the documentary “This Is Paris,” debuting on Youtube September 14, click on the player below: 


The Paris Hilton you never knew | This Is Paris (Official Trailer) by
Paris Hilton on
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COMMENTARY:
  The smile behind the mask | Watch Video
Sharing smiles may be more important than ever in these difficult times, but doing so is even more difficult while wearing a mask. Correspondent Jim Axelrod faces up to a challenge of the COVID-19 era, with advice on how we can all find other ways to smile at each other.

       
BETWEEN THE LINES:
 Cartoons from The New Yorker (Video)
“Sunday Morning” sends you off to the rest of your Sunday with a smile, courtesy of recent cartoons from The New Yorker, from cartoonists Brooke Bourgeois, Ali Solomon, and Elisabeth McNair.

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NEWS:
 Updates for “Sunday Morning” viewers (Video)
Jane Pauley has a few loose ends to attend to in these waning days of summer, including updates on stories and messages from our viewer mailbag.

       
NATURE:
 Woodpeckers in Florida (Extended Video)
“Sunday Morning” takes us among the sounds of pileated woodpeckers pecking away at the Tosohatchee Wildlife Management Area in Florida. Videographer: Doug Jensen.

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RECAP: AUGUST 30

Guest host: Lee Cowan.

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COVER STORY: The use of less-lethal force | Watch Video
As protests against police brutality continue around the country, so, too, have the number of people being injured and maimed by what police call “less-lethal” weapons. While most police departments have access to tools designed to control crowds, experts say few are offered any significant training in how to use them. Correspondent Lee Cowan looks into the lethality of such police weapons, and talks with a protester and journalist whose lives have been changed upon being struck by projectiles intended to be non-lethal. 

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PASSAGE: Remembering Chadwick Boseman | Watch Video
“Sunday Morning” looks back at the all-too-brief career of the star of “Black Panther,” who died Friday after a four-year fight against colon cancer.  

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A restored diorama, created for the 1940 American Negro Exposition, depicts a free African American, Benjamin Banneker, who surveyed the land that would become Washington, D.C.

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ART: Preserving dioramas of African American history | Watch Video
In 1940, at the American Negro Exposition in Chicago (marking the 75th anniversary of Emancipation), evocative dioramas were created to celebrate the often-unacknowledged achievements of African Americans. Today, conservators, including African American students, are restoring these dioramas, bringing their magical artistry, and history, back to life. Correspondent Rita Braver reports.

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HEADLINES:
 Hurricane Laura: Just the facts (Video)
Fifteen years after Hurricane Katrina struck Louisiana, an even more powerful Hurricane Laura hit the Pelican State. How did it compare? Lee Cowan looks at the numbers.
   

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They’re one of the most bizarre life forms on Earth – one of the smartest, most interesting, and most alien, with eight more brains than you have.

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NATURE: Untangling the mysteries of the octopus | Watch Video
The octopus is one of the most bizarre life forms on Earth – one of the smartest, most interesting, and most alien. It can camouflage itself in a flash, squeeze its entire body through a one-inch hole, and use their brains (yes, it has nine of them) to think and play. Correspondent Chip Reid visits scientists at New England Aquarium in Boston, and the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Mass., and talks with Sy Montgomery, author of “The Soul of an Octopus,” about these curious creatures. (This story was originally broadcast on January 12, 2020.)

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The scene at Shankweiler’s Drive-in Theatre in Orefield, Pa.

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MOVIES: Now showing – The return of the drive-in | Watch Video
Because the coronavirus and social distancing shut down nearly all indoor entertainment venues this summer, going to a drive-in may be just the ticket. Nancy Giles looks into the resurgence of drive-in movie theatres, and their offshoots – projections in parking lots, and screenings on the water.

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A colorful display of corn varieties.

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FOOD:  A world of corn, from farm to table | Watch Video
Delicious sweet corn is a staple of backyard barbecues, and a “corn-erstone” of traditional Mexican cuisine. Correspondent Martha Teichner has an appreciation of this summertime favorite, and explores how farmers growing heirloom varieties are bringing new flavors of corn to the menu.

RECIPE: Market Corn Tlayuda, from Oxomoco
A corn-on-corn tortilla dish from the Michelin-starred Mexican restaurant in Brooklyn, N.Y.

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HARTMAN:
 Serenade (Video)
Joe and Sharon Korst, of Raleigh, N.C., just celebrated 63 years of wedded bliss. And to mark the milestone, Joe gave his bride one of the best anniversary presents any girl has ever gotten – which was especially poignant after he recently suffered two strokes. Steve Hartman reports.

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Olivia Newton-John wears her “Grease” costume. 

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MUSIC: Olivia Newton-John on finding joy in a life with cancer | Watch Video
In an emotional interview at her Los Angeles home, actress, author and singer Olivia Newton-John talks with “CBS This Morning” co-host Gayle King about battling breast cancer, and the source of her unshakable spirit. (This story originally aired on September 29, 2019.)

READ A BOOK EXCERPT: “Don’t Stop Believin’: A Memoir” by Olivia Newton-John

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PULSE:
 Summer’s end

       
COMMENTARY: 
John Lewis and the power of our voteWatch Video
Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Jon Meacham says the civil rights icon wanted citizens to use their votes as a means to rebuild America “in the image of God and democracy.”

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SPORTS: 
The “underrated” Stephen CurryWatch Video
With this team, the Golden State Warriors, out of this year’s playoffs, the NBA star has more time to spend with his children – and to watch basketball. Contributor Kelefa Sanneh talks with the 6’3″ shooter about his Underrated Book Club, his youth sports camp, and why he uses his voice to express both his faith and his politics.

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NATURE: Ladybugs (Extended Video)
“Sunday Morning” takes us among some tiny ladybugs amid the giants of Muir Woods north of San Francisco. Videographer: Lee McEachern.

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THE BOOK REPORT: 
Reviews from Washington Post critic Ron Charles (August 30) | Watch Video
Recommendations of new fiction and non-fiction titles.

BOOK EXCERPT: “Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents”
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Isabel Wilkerson digs beneath historic, systemic racism to examine social hierarchies that transcend classifications based on race, gender or class

BOOK EXCERPT: “Piranesi” by Susanna Clarke
The bestselling novelist follows her award-winning debut, “Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell,” with a magical, labyrinthine fantasy.

BOOK EXCERPT: “Transcendent Kingdom” by Yaa Gyasi
In the new novel by the author of “Homecoming,” Ghanaian immigrants in Alabama search for the answers to their family’s suffering by turning to science and to faith.

BOOK EXCERPT: “Homeland Elegies” by Ayad Akhtar
In a new novel from the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and author of “American Dervish” and “Disgraced,” an immigrant father and his son search for identity in post-Trump America.


RECAP: AUGUST 23

Guest host: Lee Cowan.

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COVER STORY: Back to school, and into uncertainty | Watch Video
With every state experiencing a different COVID infection rate, schools across the country are reopening with a mix of in-person and virtual instruction – and the insecurities, disagreements and fears about protecting children remain. David Pogue explores the difficult choices parents and teachers face about sending students back to class in the midst of a pandemic.

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FOOD: Watermelons, for a taste of summer (Video)
There’s nothing that counteracts the heat of summer quite like a big, sweet, juicy slice of watermelon. Luke Burbank offers up the history and lore behind that thirst-quenching favorite.

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VOTING:  How suffragists finally won the right to vote for women | Watch Video
One hundred years ago the 19th Amendment, which would protect women’s right to vote, was just one vote short of ratification. “Face the Nation” moderator Margaret Brennan reports on how the landmark legislation finally earned passage, and talks with historians Elaine Weiss, Susan Ware and Martha S. Jones about how suffragists such as Carrie Chapman Catt won the long-pitched battle which, for black women, continued long after the amendment became embedded in our Constitution. Brennan also talks with singer Rosanne Cash about the suffragists’ legacy.

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SPORTS: The armless archer | Watch Video
One of the top-ranked archers in the country is 37-year-old Matt Stutzman of Fairfield, Iowa, who has medaled in a sport that many would have thought beyond his reach: he was born without arms. Lee Cowan finds out how, with a simple bow and arrow, a man who just wanted to provide for his family became an inspiration. (This story was originally broadcast on November 3, 2019.)

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ANIMALS: Flying dogs to their forever homes | Watch Video
Correspondent Conor Knighton takes to the skies with Wyoming pilot Peter Rork, a retired surgeon and pilot who’s found a new purpose in life by helping dogs in need find homes, flying animals to adoption centers through his non-profit, Dog Is My CoPilot.

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PASSAGE:
 In memoriam (Video)
“Sunday Morning” looks back at some of the notable figures who left us this week, including actor Ben Cross (“Chariots of Fire”); drag performer Chi Chi DeVayne; Robert Trump, brother of President Donald Trump; former Washington Senator Slade Gorton; and classical guitarist Julian Bream.

         
PUBLISHING:
 Vanity Fair magazine seizes the moment | Watch Video
Next month Vanity Fair, best known for great reads and great photography chronicling Hollywood and high society, will release a special issue on activism and art in the 21st century, featuring contributors of color on almost every page. “Sunday Morning” contributor Mark Whitaker talks with bestselling author Ta-Nehisi Coates (who is the issue’s guest editor) and editor-in-chief Radhika Jones about how the magazine is capturing the cultural zeitgeist, and how a summer of protests might represent a turning point for race relations in America.

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COMMENTARY:
 Jim Gaffigan: Back to (home) school | Watch Video
The comedian wonders whether another semester of “distance learning” will provide much learning for his kids, when they won’t be all that distant from him.

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TELEVISION: “Wheel of Fortune” star Vanna White, a woman of letters | Watch Video
Vanna White has demonstrated that no one reveals letters better than she does. Correspondent Mo Rocca talks with the “Wheel of Fortune” co-host about her 37 years revealing puzzle clues, her inauspicious audition, and filling in for Pat Sajak during his recent emergency surgery. (This story was originally broadcast on March 1, 2020.)

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HARTMAN:
 A lobsterman’s friend (Video)
Pulling lobster traps way out in the middle of the Gulf of Maine can be a lonely job. But for 15 years, Captain John Makowsky had company – a gull he named Red Eye, who showed up one day in 2005 and basically never left. Steve Hartman reports how, when Red Eye suffered a leg injury a few months ago, Makowsky got the bird help at the Center for Wildlife in Cape Neddick, Maine.

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ELECTION 2020:
 Unconventional wisdom regarding the GOP convention | Watch Video
“60 Minutes” correspondent John Dickerson shares his thoughts on what to expect from this week’s Republican National Convention, where President Donald Trump and his party will make the case for a second term.

Don’t miss CBS News’ coverage of the 2020 Republican National Convention, beginning Monday, August 24 at 8:00 p.m. ET on CBSN.         

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MILEPOST:
 GOP trivia
According to Smithsonian Magazine and historynet.com, political cartoons used an elephant as a symbol for the Republican Party, formed in 1854, in part because soldiers during the Civil War used the expression “seeing the elephant” to describe seeing combat. The elephant became all-but-synonymous with the party after famed cartoonist Thomas Nast used it in drawings appearing in the 1870s.

        
NATURE:
 Elephants in Botswana (Extended Video)
“Sunday Morning” takes us to Chobe National Park in Botswana, to witness a convention of the GOP … the Grand Old Pachyderms. Videographer: Alex Goetz.

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FROM THE ARCHIVE: Finding their voices – Understanding stuttering
For the estimated three million Americans and 65 million worldwide who stutter, the 2010 movie “The King’s Speech,” by screenwriter David Seidler (a stutterer himself), brought stuttering into the spotlight. In this report originally broadcast on “Sunday Morning” on January 30, 2011, correspondent Mo Rocca talks to young stutterers, a speech therapist, and researchers at Purdue University’s Stuttering Project, and visits a workshop run by the organization Stuttering Association for the Young (formerly known as Our Time), to demystify a condition that’s been around since man has been speaking.

“SUNDAY MORNING” MATINEE: “I Want You,” from “Girl From The North Country”
“Girl From The North Country,” a musical featuring the music of Bob Dylan, was the last show to open on Broadway prior to the shutdown in March due to the coronavirus outbreak. To express the show’s message of hope, cast members Colton Ryan and Caitlin Houlahan came together virtually for this performance of the song “I Want You,” recorded exclusively for “CBS Sunday Morning” viewers.

       


RECAP: AUGUST 16

Host: Jane Pauley

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COVER STORY:  Rewriting the limits of presidential powers | Watch Video
The power of the president is enormous – and may be even more so with presidential emergency action documents (PEADs), classified orders granting vast presidential authority in response to extraordinary situations. PEADs are so secret even Congress cannot see them – and that troubles constitutional scholars. “Sunday Morning” special contributor Ted Koppel reports.

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SUMMER: The cool story behind popsicles | Watch Video
Did you know the popsicle was invented by a child experimenting with soda and cold weather? Nancy Giles bites into the history of the tasty frozen treat.

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CORONAVIRUS:
 Keeping COVID bubbles from bursting | Watch Video
With NBA players living in isolation, actors and crew quarantining at Tyler Perry’s Atlanta studios, and families forming self-isolating “pods” for the sake of their children, social bubbles actualize a desire to beat COVID at its own game. Lee Cowan reports.

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MILEPOST:
 COVID shopping list
Unilever reports that social distancing has led to a drop in demand for deodorant. Sales for brands like Dove soap and Axe deodorant have declined. But the company reports that sales for ice cream (brands like Breyers and Ben & Jerry’s) have increased, as have sales for soups.
     

HISTORY: “Desert One”: Inside the failed 1980 hostage rescue in Iran | Watch Video
Academy Award-winner Barbara Kopple’s new documentary explores the aborted attempt to retrieve 53 Americans held by revolutionaries in the captured U.S. Embassy in Tehran. David Martin talks to Delta Force members who survived the calamitous mission in which eight U.S. service members perished.

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PASSAGE:
 Sumner Redstone (Video)
“Sunday Morning” looks back at the career of Sumner Redstone, a lawyer-turned-corporate mogul whose legacy includes ViacomCBS, who died this week at the age of 97. Jane Pauley reports. 

ELECTIONS: The prospects for mail-in voting in this year’s election | Watch Video
The pandemic, and the long lines experienced in primary elections during the COVID-19 outbreak, have created an unprecedented call for “mail-in” ballots for this fall’s general election, with demand for absentee ballots in some states up by as much as 1,000%. And despite President Trump’s claims that ballots delivered by mail will mark election results as “fraudulent,” election officials say voting by mail has been proven to be safe and secure. The real concern is that some states are not prepared for the influx. Correspondent Erin Moriarty reports.

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HARTMAN:
 On the road again (Video)
Ernie Andrus, whom Steve Hartman first met six years ago as he tried to become the oldest person to ever run coast-to-coast, in back on the road, a year into making a return trip to California, as he turns 97.

MUSIC: Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium, the “Mother Church of Country Music” | Watch Video
In late June, Ryman Auditorium – a Nashville landmark for more than 125 years, and one-time home to the Grand Ole Opry – reopened for tours after closing due to COVID-19. Correspondent Mark Strassmann looks at the history of the Ryman, which has hosted not just country musicians but also legends of folk, rock and hip hop; and talks with some of the artists (including Sheryl Crow and Ketch Secor, of Old Crow Medicine Show) who have graced its stage.

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COMMENTARY:
 Jane Pauley on recognizing depression | Watch Video
Low-grade depression can arrive out of the blue, and during these times of pandemic, the stresses of lockdown, family tensions and job loss can further challenge our mental well-being. “Sunday Morning” host Jane Pauley suggests talking about mental health can be a big step forward in getting help.

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If you or a loved one are in crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), or contact the Crisis Text Line by texting TALK to 741741.

POLITICS: Setting the stage for the Democratic Party’s COVID Convention | Watch Video
CBS News’ John Dickerson on the evolving nature of political conventions, and how, in 2020, a pandemic means the serendipity and boisterous frivolity of a political party will be quarantined.

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INDEX:
 Political history
According to history.com, the Democratic Party’s donkey dates back to the 1828 presidential campaign of Andrew Jackson. When opponents called him a jackass, Jackson – a hero of the War of 1812 – embraced the donkey symbol and used it on campaign posters.

        

NATURE: Wild burros of Texas (Extended Video)
“Sunday Morning” takes us to a convention of apolitical donkeys near the Rio Grande in Southwest Texas. Videographer: Carl Mrozek.

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“SUNDAY MORNING” MATINEE: “Jeannette” (VIDEO)
“Jeannette” is a new Broadway-bound pop musical about Jeannette Rankin, the first female Member of Congress, who served as a representative of Montana beginning even before women had won the right to vote nationwide. In this video for “Sunday Morning,” the cast of “Jeannette” performs the debut song from the show, “Heart and Soul.” Music and lyrics by Ari Afsar; book by Lauren M. Gunderson.

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RECAP: AUGUST 9

Host: Jane Pauley

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COVER STORY: Higher education during a pandemic – Giving it the old college try | Watch Video
The coronavirus is leaving its mark on colleges and universities, perhaps permanently. With schools working hard to keep COVID-19 off-campus, 13% percent of colleges will offer online-only classes, while 35% will offer a mix of virtual and socially-distanced in-person classes. CBS News business analyst Jill Schlesinger reports on how educators and students are adjusting to an on-campus experience that will be, as one university professor describes it, “some combination of a monastery and a minimum security prison.”

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ART: Pop art, by bubble wrap artist Bradley Hart | Watch Video
Wielding a syringe instead of a brush, artist Bradley Hart injects paint into the plastic bubbles of bubble wrap, turning the ubiquitous packing material into pointillist portraits. Correspondent Lee Cowan reports.

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MILEPOST:
 Atomic bomb anniversary
The Japanese city of Hiroshima marked the 75th anniversary of the world’s first nuclear attack on Thursday. The United States said the bombing led to Japan’s surrender in World War II, and prevented the need for an invasion. Some historians believe Japan was already close to surrender. An estimated 140,000 people died as a result of the blast (about 40% of the city’s population).
       

TRAVEL: RV life booms during the pandemic | Watch Video
Looking to take a vacation while avoiding COVID? Many families are heading out AND staying home, exploring public spaces while avoiding public bathrooms and hotels, by traveling in an RV. The pandemic is driving up sales of midrange recreational vehicles, which have nearly doubled compared to last summer. And as The New Yorker magazine’s Kelefa Sanneh finds out, some motorhomes have amenities you may not even have in your own home.

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POLITICS: Dr. Jill Biden on family, teaching, loss and levity | Watch Video
A community college teacher, even while serving as the second lady during the Obama administration, Dr. Jill Biden says she wants to continue to teach even if her husband, former vice president Joe Biden, wins the presidency. In an interview with correspondent Rita Braver, Jill talks about her childhood, her marriage, standing up for her family, the loss of a child, the challenges of campaigning, and seeking joy even in challenging times.

FROM THE ARCHIVE: From 2009: Jill Biden, second lady of the land (Video)
When you watch Dr. Jill Biden shaking every hand in sight, stuffing gift bags for soldiers, or inviting veterans and their families to the vice president’s house, you may be tempted to say, “Isn’t she nice!” That would be a mistake, as correspondent Rita Braver points out. According to Biden, she’d accept “‘energetic,’ ‘interesting,’ ‘vivacious,’ but ‘nice’ is blah. It’s just too bland. So, I never want to be ‘nice.'” (Originally broadcast December 13, 2009.)

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PASSAGE:
 In memoriam (Video)
“Sunday Morning” looks back at three notable figures who left us this week: Pianist and educator Leon Fleisher; journalist and author Pete Hamill; and former national security advisor to two presidents, Lt. Gen. Brent Scowcroft.

COMMENTARY: Jim Gaffigan on acquiring a green thumb | Watch Video
During these unsettling times, the comedian has found a measure of control by planting seeds, watering them, and growing something where there used to be just dirt.

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PHOTOGRAPHY: One photographer’s intimate view of the presidency | Watch Video
On August 9, 1974, Richard Nixon resigned in the face of Watergate investigations and impeachment hearings, and Gerald R. Ford became the 38th President of the United States. Ford’s hand-picked official photographer was 27-year-old Pulitzer Prize-winner David Hume Kennerly, who was granted unheard-of access to the First Family. Correspondent Jim Axelrod talks with Kennerly about his remarkable time in the Ford White House; and with Ford’s son, Steven, who remembers his father’s close relationship with the photographer.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: The story behind an iconic Betty Ford photo
Pulitzer Prize-winner David Hume Kennerly was the official White House photographer during the Ford administration. In this web extra, he talked with correspondent Jim Axelrod about how he captured a remarkable photo of first lady Betty Ford – and about President Gerald Ford’s reaction once he finally saw it.

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MUSIC: James Taylor on how memories feed his memoir and music | Watch Video
Life these days is pretty sweet for James Taylor, the musician-songwriter famed for such hits as “Fire and Rain,” “Carolina In My Mind” and “Sweet Baby James.” Jane Pauley visited Taylor at his home in the Berkshires of Massachusetts to talk about his audio memoir on his early days in North Carolina, and a new album exploring the songs Taylor loved growing up, titled “American Standard.” (This story was originally broadcast on February 2, 2020.)

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PULSE: 
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SUNDAY JOURNAL: 
Aftermath of catastrophic Beirut blast (Video)
The death toll continues to climb from the horrific explosion in Beirut Tuesday that leveled much of the Lebanese city’s port area and left a quarter-million people homeless. Correspondent Imtiaz Tyab reports.

HISTORY:  A historical reckoning for the global slave trade | Watch Video
The Black Lives Matter campaign, which was propelled by the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, has become a worldwide movement, particularly in Britain, where the former colonial power is struggling to come to terms with the global stain of racism and its slave-trading history. Correspondent Mark Phillips talks with art curators and historians about how countries like Britain profited from the triangle trade, and how slave owners profited even after slavery was abolished.

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NATURE: Beluga whales (Extended Video)
“Sunday Morning” takes us among beluga whales near the town of Churchill, in Manitoba, Canada. Videographer: Mauricio Handler. 

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MUSIC: Remembering Jerry Garcia
The lead guitarist of the Grateful Dead died 25 years ago, on August 9, 1995. Today, the band’s music is more accessible than ever before. 


RECAP: AUGUST 2

Host: Jane Pauley

FACEBOOK LIVE CHAT: Bird illustrator David Allen Sibley
Watch an archive video of correspondent Rita Braver’s chat with author and illustrator David Allen Sibley.


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COVER STORY: The great broadband divide | Watch Video
High-speed Internet access has been the foundation of work, school, commerce, church services, and even doctor’s visits during the COVID-19 pandemic, which is great … IF you have high-speed Internet. Yet, about half of Americans do not. David Pogue reports on the broadband divide in our country, where for many high-speed internet is either unavailable or unaffordable.

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ART: For the birds: Illustrator David Allen Sibley | Watch Video
David Sibley has been called the most important illustrator of birds since John James Audubon or Roger Torey Petersen, and his “Sibley Guides to Birds” have sold more than two million copies. Rita Braver finds out how the bird fancier became one of the most respected and successful chroniclers of avian life. (Originally broadcast November 17, 2019.)

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: David Sibley: Growing up as a birder
Illustrator David Sibley, famed for the bestselling “Sibley Guide to Birds,” talks with correspondent Rita Braver about his youthful interest in bird-watching, and how being the son of a noted ornithologist, Yale professor Fred Sibley, led to his career.

BOOK EXCERPT: David Allen Sibley’s “What It’s Like to Be a Bird”
The illustrator’s latest book delves into the lives of birds and answers frequently-asked questions, such as, “Can birds smell?”

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MILEPOST:
 Economic news
The U.S. economy had its worst quarter ever from April-June of this year, with a 32.9% annual rate of decline. That’s the largest drop in modern American history.
The Department of Commerce reported consumer spending was up 5.6% in June. But analysts say the recovery is slowing due to uncertainty over government benefits and rising COVID infections.

MUSIC: Linda Lavin: “I’ve worked more in these 2½ months than I have in 2½ years” | Watch Video
Actress and singer Linda Lavin says that, since the pandemic began, she has been busier than ever – from releasing a new album to performing weekly online concerts and starring in a series of comedic YouTube videos. The star of the classic sitcom “Alice” tells correspondent Mo Rocca that much of her success involves the fact that she has always advocated for herself.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Linda Lavin on her character “Alice” as a model mom
Actress Linda Lavin, who starred as a single mother working as a waitress in the TV sitcom “Alice” (1976-1985), talked with correspondent Mo Rocca about how her character was viewed as a role model for working moms, and how she became politicized to talk about the difficulties facing working women.

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POSTCARD FROM MADAGASCAR: The flavorful story of vanilla | Watch Video
With so many of us staying at home these days and spending more time in the kitchen, vanilla sales, of all things, are booming. Correspondent Seth Doane travels to the island of Madagascar – which supplies 80% of the world’s vanilla – to learn more about the  extraordinarily colorful (and sometimes unsavory) story of a familiar spice, and why this valuable cash crop can be worth more by weight than silver.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Vanilla, the spice of life
Correspondent Seth Doane learns about processing vanilla beans at the Madagascar Spices Company in Ampandrozonana. He also talks with Josephine Lochhead, president of Cook Flavoring Company, about her personal fascination with the aroma of this popular spice.

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PASSAGE: In memoriam (Video)
“Sunday Morning” remembers some of the notable figures who left us this week, including “Alley Cat” composer Bent Fabric; William English, who developed the computer mouse; actress Olivia de Havilland (“Gone With the Wind,” “The Heiress”); businessman and onetime GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain; and Sir Alan Parker, director of such films as “Midnight Express” and “Fame.”

         
SOCIAL DISTANCING:
  The medical value of hugs | Watch Video
In the time of social distancing because of COVID, we are missing out on one of the most important facets of human interaction: hugging. Contributor Luke Burbank talks with experts about how the physical act of giving and getting a hug can boost our oxytocin hormone levels, and how we can still get a good hug when we really need one.

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MUSIC:  Tanya Tucker, still out to change the world | Watch Video
Since the ripe old age of 13, Tanya Tucker has had nearly two dozen Top-40 albums. And after more than 50 years on stage, her latest album, “While I’m Livin’,” has gotten the best reviews of her career (and won two Grammy Awards earlier this year). CBS News’ Bob Schieffer sits down with the singer who was once country music’s wild child, and whose voice has never had more to offer than it does today. (Originally broadcast January 5, 2020.)

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TELEVISION: The eyes have it: Celebrating a career celebrating CBS | Watch Video
George Schweitzer, the chairman of marketing at CBS and a passionate chronicler of the network’s history, has spent decades promoting a network that has been an integral part of his family. He gave correspondent Lee Cowan a tour of his memorabilia-filled office, and talked lore about CBS’s storied history, from Captain Kangaroo to David Letterman.

        
COMMENTARY:
 Jim Gaffigan on living in a time warp | Watch Video
The calendar may say it’s August, but the comedian isn’t buying it, ’cause he’s still trapped in a routine of doing the same things he did months ago.

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THE BOOK REPORT:
 Reviews of new titles by Ron Charles of the Washington Post | Watch Video

Book excerpt: “Utopia Avenue” by David Mitchell
The bestselling author of “Cloud Atlas” returns with a freewheeling novel about the emergence of a British band in the 1960s.

Book excerpt: “Make Russia Great Again” by Christopher Buckley
The bestselling author of “Thank You for Smoking” returns with a satire of the Trump administration “meddling” in the Russian election.

Book excerpt: “Begin Again,” on James Baldwin’s America
Eddie S. Glaude Jr.’s bestseller – part biography, part memoir – examines the writer’s trenchant and undespairing voice for the civil rights movement against our nation’s current self-examination of race.

Book excerpt: “Hamnet,” a child of Shakespeare
Maggie O’Farrell’s literary novel explores the effect on the Bard, and his marriage, of the loss of his young son.

       
PULSE:
 A summer day

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NATURE: 
Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Extended Video)
“Sunday Morning” takes us to Cades Cove, on the Tennessee side of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Videographer: Scot Miller. 

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“Sunday Morning” Matinee: On-Site Opera

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“SUNDAY MORNING” MATINEE: On-Site Opera (Video)
Since 2012, the New York City-based On-Site Opera has presented immersive operatic experiences in site-specific settings, from the Bronx Zoo to Harlem’s Cotton Club. The act of taking opera to new places has been affected by the pandemic, so they are now bringing opera to YOU, in special telephone concerts. In this rehearsal performance recorded especially for “CBS Sunday Morning,” soprano Jennifer Zetlan and pianist David Shimoni perform Beethoven’s “Auf dem Hügel sitz ich spähend.” For more info visit osopera.org.

         
BOOK EXCERPT:
 “The Virus In the Age of Madness” by Bernard-Henri Lévy
With the pandemic, writes the French author and philosopher, America has experienced its “viral Pearl Harbor.”


RECAP: JULY 26

Host: Jane Pauley

WATCH THE FULL JULY 26 EPISODE!

COVER STORY: Invasion! The threat from Asian giant hornets | Watch Video
They can grow as large as two-and-a-half inches and can slaughter a colony of thousands of honeybees in a matter of hours. And their sting? It’s one of the most painful known to humankind. Vespa mandarinia, dubbed by The New York Times as “murder hornets,” are the nation’s latest invasive species, and correspondent Luke Burbank talks with entomologists and a beekeeper about the threats these insects pose and what’s being done to keep them from establishing themselves in the United States.

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POLITICS:
 The state of our Union | Watch Video
1968 was a year that saw America tested over issues of race and war. In 2020, the country is being tested over issues of race and the pandemic. “Sunday Morning” senior contributor Ted Koppel talks with noted political figures and writers – former Secretary of State Colin Powell, Senator Tom Daschle, and Pulitzer Prize-winning writers Kathleen Parker and Anna Quindlen – about government dysfunction; the dangers of the Twitterverse; and the leadership needed to unite these United States.

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PASSAGE:
 Honors for John Lewis (Video)
This weekend Rep. John Lewis, who died July 17 at the age of 80, will be taken by a horse-drawn carriage one last time across the Edmund Pettus Bridge, in Selma, Ala., the same bridge where his peaceful protest for voting rights in 1965 was met with a violence that has become seared in our nation’s collective memory. Later, his body will lie in state in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda in Washington, D.C.      

BUSINESS:  Danny Meyer on the key takeaway for rescuing restaurants | Watch Video
Danny Meyer is one of New York City’s most successful and influential restaurateurs. In mid-March he closed all 20 of his restaurants and laid off nearly 2,100 employees. Meyer, and his top executive, Chip Wade, president of the Union Square Hospitality Group, tell correspondent Martha Teichner how they plan to rebuild their business – and how the entire restaurant industry must evolve – in order to survive not only the pandemic, but a changing economy and changing tastes.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Danny Meyer on overcoming threats to business success
Danny Meyer, whose restaurant business laid off hundreds of employees because of the coronavirus pandemic, explains to correspondent Martha Teichner how his father’s business experience, including two bankruptcies, informed his efforts to survive a wrenching blow to the hospitality industry.

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BREAK: Rethinking the design of restrooms | Watch Video
As COVID becomes a fixture of life, new thought is being given to another fixture – the public restroom – and how to maintain social distancing in the most private of public places. Richard Schlesinger reports.

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MILEPOST: Americans with Disabilities Act
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law by President George Bush on this day 30 years ago. The civil rights legislation prohibits discrimination and provides improved access to employment, goods and services and public facilities for millions with disabilities.

PROTESTS:  The battle over federal forces on the ground in Portland | Watch Video
In addition to tear gas, there has been more than a whiff of politics in the air as armed men in camouflage have filled the streets of Portland, Oregon, setting off a pandemic of confusion and outrage. CBS News national security correspondent David Martin looks into the Department of Homeland Security’s Border Patrol agents (who usually go after drug smugglers along the southwest border), who have been confronting and detaining protesters. Current and former government officials discuss what some decry as a “rogue police force.”

WEB EXTRA: Christopher David: “Our city has been turned into a war zone intentionally” | Watch Video
In this web-exclusive commentary, the Navy veteran who stood up to a beating by camouflage-wearing officers at a Portland Black Lives Matter demonstration says federal forces are violating their oath to the Constitution.

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MUSIC: Jimmy Buffett: “Everybody needs to take a little breath” | Watch Video
The “Margaritaville” singer who’s provided a summer soundtrack for decades, and who has a new album out (“Life on the Flip Side”), has cancelled his annual summer tour because of the COVID-19 pandemic. But despite the dour news and shuttered concert scene, Jimmy Buffett is one to turn lemons into lemonade, by performing online concerts for first responders. Correspondent Tracy Smith catches up with the singer about making music that meets the challenge of the times.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Jimmy Buffett performs “Slack Tide”
The singer-songwriter famed for “Margaritaville” has cancelled his annual summer tour, but fans who are isolating at home can take solace in his new album, “Life on the Flip Side.” In this web exclusive for “CBS Sunday Morning,” Jimmy Buffett performs a song from the album, “Slack Tide.”

You can stream Jimmy Buffett’s latest album “Life on the Flip Side”  by clicking on the embed below (Free Spotify registration required to hear the tracks in full):

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PASSAGE: 
Remembering Regis Philbin (Video)
Talk show host Regis Philbin, who held the Guinness World Record for most hours on TV, died Friday, July 24 at the age of 88. “Sunday Morning” takes a look back at a perennially winning television personality. 


From 2005: The iconic Regis Philbin

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FROM THE ARCHIVE: The iconic Regis Philbin (VIDEO)
TV legend Regis Philbin died Friday, July 24 at the age of 88. In this “Sunday Morning” profile originally broadcast December 25, 2005, Charles Osgood visited the set of Philbin’s syndicated morning show, “Live with Regis and Kelly,” and accompanied him on the piano, as Philbin talked about the hosting jobs, late-night guest appearances and recordings of one of TV’s brightest personalities.

          
BOOKS:
 New York Times bestseller lists
“Sunday Morning” recaps this week’s bestselling fiction and non-fiction titles, courtesy of The New York Times.

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LIFE:
 Without water | Watch Video
The simple act of hand-washing became the first line of defense against the spread of the coronavirus. But millions of Americans have had to live through this pandemic with no safe running water, or even plumbing, in their homes. Correspondent Lee Cowan examines the lives of 21st century Americans with no easy access to water.

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WEB EXTRA VIDEO: One West Virginia food bank’s most-requested item: Water
Linda McKinney, director of the Five Loaves & Two Fishes Food Bank in Kimball, W.Va., describes to correspondent Lee Cowan the difficulty people in her community have in accessing a very scarce commodity: clean drinking water.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: The scarcity of clean water
Mayra Carrillo grew up in California’s Central Valley, in a home that did not have clean water to drink – and neither did her own children. She talks with correspondent Lee Cowan about when she realized living without access to safe drinking water was not “normal.”

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BETWEEN THE LINES:
 The New Yorker Cartoons (Video)
For some 95 years, cartoons in The New Yorker magazine have captured the spirit of their times. This time is no exception. “Sunday Morning” presents a recent sampling.

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NATURE:
 Frogs and tadpoles in Catonsville, Md. (Extended Video)

“Sunday Morning” takes us to a pond near Catonsville, Maryland. Videographer: Videographer: Ken Kerbs.           

          
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“SUNDAY MORNING” MATINEE: 
Celebrating Rodgers & Hart (Video)
2020 marks the centenary of the Broadway debut of the first professional collaboration by one of musical theater’s most legendary duos, Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart. To honor their songwriting legacy, Broadway stars Jelani Alladin (“Frozen,” “Hercules”) and Christiani Pitts (“King Kong,” “A Bronx Tale”), along with dancer Richard Riaz Yoder (“Hello, Dolly!,” “Shuffle Along”), present a modern take on the Rodgers & Hart standard “The Lady Is a Tramp,” recorded especially for the “Sunday Morning” audience. Music direction and arrangements by drummer Bryan Carter, who performs alongside bassist Russell Hall.


RECAP: JULY 19

FACEBOOK LIVE CHAT: David Pogue with composer Eric Whitacre
The “Sunday Morning” contributor welcomes the Grammy-winning creator of “virtual choir” videos.


Host: Jane Pauley

WATCH THE FULL JULY 19 EPISODE!

IN MEMORIAM:  Remembering John Lewis, a tenacious fighter who got into “good trouble” | Watch Video
Lee Cowan looks back at the life of the tireless social justice activist and Congressman who was an optimist about America.

       
FROM THE ARCHIVE: 
Rep. John Lewis and the bridge | Watch Video
Back in 1998, “Sunday Morning” correspondent Rita Braver, joined by Congressman John Lewis, returned to the Edmund Pettus bridge in Selma, Alabama, the scene of one of the landmark confrontations of the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s, which became known as “Bloody Sunday.”

COVER STORYRethinking the post-pandemic workplace | Watch Video
When (or if) we go back to the office, the working environment may be entirely different from how we left it prior to COVID. John Blackstone reports. 

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MONEY: Hard currency: One Washington city prints its own money on wood | Watch Video
During the Great Depression when cash was hard to come by, Tenino printed its own scrip; now, the antique printing press is working again to produce currency for those hard-hit by the COVID shutdown. Luke Burbank reports. 

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PASSAGE: 
In memoriam (VIDEO)
“Sunday Morning” remembers four noteworthy figures who passed this week: civil rights leader C.T. Vivian; journalist Christopher Dickey; “Magic School Bus” author Joanna Cole; and HIV research pioneer Flossie Wong-Staal. 

        
HARTMAN:
 Artist who painted 1,000 portraits of first responders (VIDEO)
When Steve Derrick of Clifton Park, New York paints a portrait, there’s no such thing as a touch-up. He includes every bruise, bag and blood vessel. Steve Hartman speaks to the man whose unpaid tributes to hospital workers – have left him wealthy beyond words.

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IN CONVERSATION: 
Louis Gossett Jr.: “We need each other quite desperately for our mutual salvation” | Watch Video
Louis Gossett Jr. has been a working actor since 1953, but his first day in Hollywood wasn’t about a part — it was about the police. Michelle Miller chats with the Academy Award-winning actor.

DINE OUT:  A taste of India at a Wyoming truck stop | Watch Video
At the Akal truck stop in Laramie, Wyoming, the Indian food that Mintu Pandher and his staff are cooking up in a small kitchen attracts truckers and locals from miles around, with food they can’t find anywhere else along Interstate 80. Turns out there’s money in all those smells of turmeric, coriander, and other spices rarely used in truck stop cuisine: his cafe is a hit, especially with the changing face of trucking, since nearly 19% of long-haul truck drivers in America are now immigrants. Jim Axelrod reports. (This story was originally broadcast on November 24, 2019.)  

RECIPE: Dal (Lentil Curry)

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MUSIC: Creating a virtual choir with 17,572 singers | Watch Video
“Sing Gently,” with Grammy-winning composer Eric Whitacre conducting choristers from 129 countries, features the largest virtual choir ever assembled. David Pogue, who was one of those 17,572 singers, reports. 

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MOVIES: The art of Kim Novak | Watch Video
Now 87, Kim Novak is still finding herself. The star of such classics as Alfred Hitchcock’s “Vertigo,” “Picnic,” and “Bell, Book and Candle,” the actress turned her back on Hollywood in the 1960s and has since pursued artwork and a love of animals. Mo Rocca reports.

EXTRA!: Listen to our podcast of Mo Rocca’s extended interview with the actress-turned-painter

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OPINION:
 Jim Gaffigan on his first drive-in standup showWatch Video
For the first time during the pandemic, the comedian took his show on the road, literally, by performing standup for an audience socially distancing in parked cars. 

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NATURE: 
Golden Gate National Recreation Area (Extended Video)
The fog is rolling in this weekend along California’s San Francisco Bay. 


RECAP: JULY 12

Guest host: Lee Cowan.

WATCH THE FULL JULY 12 EPISODE!

COVER STORY: Building bridges to combat COVID-19 in communities of color | Watch Video
According to the CDC, people with chronic diseases, such as obesity, heart disease and type-2 diabetes, are a staggering 12 times more likely to die from the coronavirus – and Black Americans have a higher prevalence of many of these conditions. In Baltimore, medical staff from Johns Hopkins are joining forces with “trusted messengers” – including faith leaders from a historic local mosque – to address obstacles to improved health outcomes for the Black community. Allison Aubrey, of National Public Radio, reports.

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HOME: Martha Stewart on the art of gardening (Video)
Gardens are not random; they are planned. Martha Stewart discusses the inspirations for, and benefits from, creating a beautiful, subtle and colorful garden.

WEB EXTRA: A tour of Martha Stewart’s vegetable garden (Video)
In this web exclusive, Martha Stewart offers “Sunday Morning” a view of her vegetable garden, one that is self-sustainable, productive and beautiful.

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CORONAVIRUS:
 The importance of face masks | Watch Video
Dr. Jon LaPook on how wearing a mask can help prevent an infected person with no symptoms from transmitting the coronavirus to others.

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POSTCARD FROM ITALY:  Rome’s empty streets reveal a tourism industry in crisis | Watch Video
In 2019, more than 5.5 million Americans visited Italy, spending nearly $3 billion. But one travel industry group predicts this year may be the worst for tourism in decades – and last week the European Union extended its ban on American travelers. Seth Doane reports on how businesses in Rome have suffered not just from the pandemic, but from the economic fallout due to an absence of visitors.

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TELEVISION: Melissa Gilbert on life lessons learned from “Little House on the Prairie” | Watch Video
The actress who starred as Laura Ingalls in the long-running TV series talks with correspondent Mo Rocca at her “little house in the Catskills,” about how the Michael Landon-produced show which examined themes of home, family, faith and community resonates today. 

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PASSAGE: In memoriam (Video)
“Sunday Morning” remembers CBS arts critic Dennis Cunningham, singer-songwriter-bandleader Charlie Daniels, film composer Ennio Morricone, and Broadway actor Nick Cordero. 

WEB EXTRA: 10 essential film scores by Ennio Morricone
Music by the Italian composer, who died Monday at age 91, has left an indelible imprint on many genres, from spaghetti westerns and gangster dramas to historic epics and horror. Listen to audio excerpts from some of his greatest scores.
       

FOOD:  Award-winning chef Dominique Crenn is determined to beat coronavirus | Watch Video
Dominique Crenn is the first woman in America to receive the culinary world’s highest honor – three Michelin stars – for the San Francisco restaurant that bears her name, Atelier Crenn. “60 Minutes” correspondent Bill Whitaker reports on her recipe for success.

BOOK EXCERPT: “Rebel Chef” by Dominique Crenn
The first woman in America to earn three Michelin stars writes about how her ambition butted up against a restaurant culture that was traditionally a man’s domain.

RECIPE: Dominique Crenn’s Tomato & Basil 3.0

RECIPE: Dominique Crenn’s Oyster and Rosé

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HARTMAN:
 Chance encounter (Video)
Daylan McLee has a long, bitter history with the police: a false arrest, countless traffic stops. But when he witnessed a fiery accident involving a police car in Uniontown, Pa., in which a cop was trapped by flames, McLee – without hesitation – stepped toward the burning wreckage and rescued Officer Jay Hanley. Steve Hartman reports.

TELEVISION:  Trevor Noah on responding to these times without laughs | Watch Video
When the pandemic shut down his studio, Trevor Noah took “The Daily Show” online, and for the stand-up comic it’s become a stand-out moment. Jim Axelrod reports.

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NEIGHBORHOODS:  Rebuilding caring communities, block by block | Watch Video
In Shreveport, La., thanks to the vision of Mack McCarter, residents in rich and poor areas are extending themselves to their neighbors, forging bonds in communities that have been torn down by bigotry, segregation and poverty. McCarter’s faith-based organization, Community Renewal International, has been making friends out of strangers for more than 25 years. Lee Cowan reports on the evidence that an outstretched hand can work wonders.

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COMMENTARY: Theodore Roosevelt’s great-grandson: Remove the statueWatch Video
Mark Roosevelt wants the memorial to the 26th president removed from the Museum of Natural History in New York City. 

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NATURE:
 The Everglades in Florida (Extended Video)
“Sunday Morning” takes viewers to the Florida Everglades. Videographer: Charles Schultz.
         

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MOVIES: 10 essential film scores by Ennio Morricone
Music by the Italian composer, who died Monday at age 91, has left an indelible imprint on many genres, from spaghetti westerns and gangster dramas to historic epics and horror. Listen to audio excerpts from some of his greatest scores.
         


RECAP: JULY 5

Guest host: Lee Cowan

WATCH THE FULL JULY 5 EPISODE!

THEME: “Abblasen” performed on the piccolo (Video)
Laura Benning, of Laytonsville, Maryland, offers “Sunday Morning” viewers her rendition of our theme song, “Abblasen,” that is perfect for Independence Day!

COVER STORY: Socially-distancing crowd pleasers: Exploring the future of fun | Watch Video
From music to movies to sports, correspondent Susan Spencer takes a look at large-venue events in America, and how they might change in the wake of the pandemic. 

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CORONAVIRUS:
 COVID Update:
As of yesterday, 129,440 Americans have died from the coronavirus. There have been 11,100,000 confirmed cases worldwide. Last Wednesday, Thursday and Friday saw increases of more than 50,000 confirmed new U.S. coronavirus cases each day, setting new records for viral spread. (Source: Johns Hopkins University.)

IN MEMORIAN: The essence of comedy giant Carl Reiner | Watch Video
Carl Reiner, the legendary comedy actor, writer, director and producer, died Monday at the age of 98. Correspondent Mo Rocca talks with two of his longtime friends – TV producer Norman Lear, and actor Dick Van Dyke – about Reiner’s extraordinary life and career.

FROM THE ARCHIVE: Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner and George Takei with advice for the “Next-Greatest Generation” (2020)

FROM THE ARCHIVE: Golden boys (2017)

FROM THE ARCHIVECarl Reiner: Still making us laugh (2015)

FROM THE ARCHIVE: Carl and Estelle Reiner on love that works at any age (2007) 

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MUSIC:  Gary Clark Jr.: “Music is my religion” | Watch Video
Gary Clark Jr. is still clearly uncomfortable being heralded as one of the best guitarists in a generation. He’s played the White House, and toured with the Rolling Stones and Eric Clapton. This year his blues/rock album, “This Land,” won three Grammy Awards. Kristine Johnson talks with the musician who describes himself as a “simple dude from Austin, Texas who picked up a guitar.” (An update of a story first broadcast January 12, 2020.)

You can stream Gary Clark Jr.’s album “This Land” by clicking on the embed below (Free Spotify registration required to hear the tracks in full):

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COMMENTARY:
 Jim Gaffigan: 2020, please turn your notifications off | Watch Video
Much of Spring and Summer of 2020 was cancelled by COVID, but comedian Jim Gaffigan still received pre-programmed calendar alerts to events that never happened – a reminder of all the things he’s missing in life.

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HISTORY: Frederick Douglass’ admonition on the moral rightness of liberty for all | Watch Video
Contributor Kelefa Sanneh of The New Yorker magazine reflects on the abolitionist orator’s 1852 speech, “What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?”

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HARTMAN:
 Drive-thru citizenship (Video)
In America, you can get almost anything in a drive-thru. And this year, because of the pandemic, immigrants who have completed all the requirements of citizenship are pulling into parking lots from San Diego to Des Moines to Detroit for socially-distant naturalization ceremonies. Steve Hartman visits with some newly-minted U.S. citizens in Albany, N.Y. where the oath was taken behind the wheel. 

BOOKS: Jim Carrey’s “nonsensical belief” in himself and the universe | Watch Video
If you think Jim Carrey is merely a brilliant-but-quirky actor-comedian, just wait until you read his new book titled “Memoirs and Misinformation.” Correspondent Tracy Smith talks with Carrey and co-author Dana Vachon about the “semi-autobiographical novel.”

READ AN EXCERPT (WITH AUDIO): “Memoirs and Misinformation” by Jim Carrey and Dana Vachon

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NEW YORK CITY: With pandemic, NYC taxi drivers’ livelihoods hang in the balance
Since the taxi medallion bubble burst in 2015, New York City cab drivers have been drowning in financial debt. Special contributor Ted Koppel reports on how the pandemic could mark the end of an industry, and an urban icon.

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COMMENTARY:
 Nancy Giles | Watch Video
The “Sunday Morning” contributor discusses cellphone video that millions see – undeniable proof of the racist acts that some of us have lived with for a long time.      

SNAPSHOT: Expressions of America
On this Fourth of July weekend, Lee Cowan reflects on the things that give us hope and keep us connected, especially amid the turmoil of the past few months, with images by photographer Lou Bopp of St. Louis, Missouri.

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NATURE:
 Cape Cod National Seashore
This holiday weekend, when many can’t make it to the beach, “Sunday Morning” takes us to look at sunrise at Cape Cod National Seashore in Massachusetts. Videographer: Scot Miller.

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THE BOOK REPORT: Reviews from Washington Post critic Ron Charles (July 5)

Book excerpt: “The Taste of Sugar” by Marisel Vera
The author of “If I Bring You Roses” has written a story of a small coffee farm in late 19th century Puerto Rico, an island hard-hit by war, natural disaster and social upheaval.

Book excerpt: “The Lincoln Conspiracy”
In their latest book Brad Meltzer and Josh Mensch (authors of the bestselling “The First Conspiracy”) turn to a failed attempt to murder Abraham Lincoln before the 16th president could even be sworn into office.

Book excerpt: “A Burning” by Megha Majumdar
In this debut novel set in contemporary India, a girl’s flippant comment on a Facebook post leads to an accusation of terrorism.

Book excerpt: “The Vanishing Half” by Brit Bennett
In the latest novel by the author of “The Mothers,” twin sisters living in the Deep South in the 1960s choose separate lives as one secretly passes for White.


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“SUNDAY MORNING” MATINEE: “For Good,” from “Wicked” (Video)
In a time of pandemic, the cast and crew of the Broadway musical “Wicked” – featuring Ginna Claire Mason and Lindsay Pearce – present a message of hope for frontline workers, “For Good.”


RECAP: JUNE 28

Host: Jane Pauley 

WATCH THE FULL JUNE 28 EPISODE!

COVER STORY: Working toward a COVID-19 vaccine | Watch Video
Drug industry heavyweights and not-so-well-known biotech firms are pushing to create a vaccine for the coronavirus, and thousands of people have signed up to take part in clinical drug trials, despite the hazards. But what are the technical, ethical and political obstacles to coming up with an effective and safe vaccine quickly? Martha Teichner reports.

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ART:  Filling potholes with mosaic art | Watch Video
For years artist Jim Bachor has been filling potholes in the streets of Chicago with mosaics – and given how pervasive potholes are, he’s never been at a loss for a canvas for his art. Now, with traffic decreased due to coronavirus, his mosaics are immortalizing holy relics of this time of pandemic, from hand sanitizer to toilet paper. Lee Cowan, who first profiled Bachor for “Sunday Morning” back in 2017, revisits the artist who has definitely earned his street cred.

GALLERY: Street art: Jim Bachor’s pothole mosaics

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STAGE:  During a pandemic, the play’s still the thing | Watch Video
For regional theatres, reopening is requiring some big changes – for actors, the backstage crew, and the audience. Correspondent Rita Braver talks with the artistic directors of the Barrington Stage Company in Pittsfield, Mass., and the Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company in Washington, D.C., and with Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Michael R. Jackson, about how they are adjusting to pandemic conditions and trying out new ideas to maintain the joy of theater.

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MUSIC:  Lizzo on the power of words | Watch Video
She’s been compared to some of the greatest singers of our time. Melissa Jefferson, better known as Lizzo, sat down with correspondent Tracy Smith to discuss overcoming bouts of poverty, homelessness, and crippling self-doubt, and how her high school band teacher gave her the focus she needed to make her mark. (Originally broadcast October 3, 2019.)

You can stream Lizzo’s album “Cuz I Love You” by clicking on the embed below (Free Spotify registration required to hear the tracks in full):

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MILEPOST:
 Dust cloud
A massive dust cloud from the Sahara Desert is hovering over the Southeast this weekend. The 3,500-mile-wide cloud has been dubbed the “Godzilla dust cloud” and has traveled more than 5,000 miles.

COMMENTARY: Faith Salie on the term “Karen”
These days, referring to someone as a “Karen” (social media slang for a white woman behaving very entitled, angry and/or racist) is among the worst things you could call them. And given how much bad behavior is captured on video, people are using the stereotype a lot. Contributor Faith Salie has some thoughts on the public shaming of shameless characters.

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HOME: Housecleaning in a time of pandemic (Video)
With more time on our hands during quarantine, deep spring cleaning has swept the country, including with our own Jane Pauley, who found a handy tool just perfect for brightening those pesky baseboards. She also talks with Cheryl Mendelson, who wrote the book on housekeeping, “Home Comforts”; and with Nicole Keith, president of the American College of Sports Medicine, who explains why cleaning is good for your physical and mental health.  

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SPORTS: Ken Burns: “Baseball is a mirror of our country” | Watch Video
The documentary filmmaker talks about the role that the sport of baseball has played in American society, especially in times of crisis.

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FOOD:  Guy Fieri talks food, fame and philanthropy | Watch Video
Since 2006, Guy Fieri, host of Food Network’s “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives,” has taken his cherry-red Camaro to joints across America … and since the coronavirus pandemic landed a hard blow to the restaurant industry, he has helped raise millions in relief for restaurant workers left jobless. Correspondent Mo Rocca talks with the chef, restaurateur and bestselling cookbook author.

RECIPE: Guy Fieri’s Brick Burger

RECIPE: Guy Fieri’s Quick BBQ Brisket

RECIPE: California Brick Chicken with Apricot-Mint Chimichurri

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COMMUNITY:  All her sons: Ruth Coker Burks, the “Cemetery Angel” | Watch Video
When the AIDS crisis hit in the 1980s, Ruth Coker Burks – who’d inherited 262 plots in a family cemetery in Hot Springs, Arkansas – became a mother of sorts to countless sons, many abandoned by families and churches because they were suffering from what was called “the gay cancer.” Coker Burks became a one-woman AIDS help center: driving patients to appointments, trying to find doctors or drugs, or filling-out death certificates. And in many cases she gave them a final resting place. Seth Doane reports on the woman who has been called “The Cemetery Angel,” who gave – and received – so many precious gifts. (Originally broadcast December 1, 2019.)

This report by Seth Doane, producer Dustin Stephens and editor Steven Tyler has received an Excellence in Journalism Award from NLGJA: The Association of LGBTQ Journalists.

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COMMENTARY:
 Jim Gaffigan on getting lockdown wrong | Watch Video
When the pandemic erupted, the comedian embraced stay-at-home orders, but soon learned that it was no stay-cation.

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PASSAGE:
 Graphic designer Milton Glaser, creator of the “I ♥ NY” logoWatch Video
The designer of a classic Bob Dylan poster from 1967, he also co-founded the trendsetting New York magazine.

        
NATURE:
 California’s Mono Lake (Extended Video)
“Sunday Morning” takes us to Mono Lake, east of Yosemite in California, known for its salty waters and mineral deposits. Videographer: Jamie McDonald.
        

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“Sunday Morning” Matinee: “Chasing Rainbows”

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“SUNDAY MORNING” MATINEE: “Chasing Rainbows: The Road to Oz” (Video)
The cast of the Broadway-bound musical “Chasing Rainbows: The Road to Oz,” about the early life of Judy Garland, performs the “Wizard of Oz” star’s signature song, “Over the Rainbow,” presented by Garland’s daughter, actress Lorna Luft, and recorded especially for “Sunday Morning” viewers.

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SUNSPOTS: Clive Davis on Aretha Franklin’s voice leading a new movement | Watch Video
Among the new songs recently released to honor the Juneteenth holiday – commemorating the end of slavery in America – is a never-before-released solo recording of “Never Gonna Break My Faith” by the late Aretha Franklin. “Sunday Morning” producer Sara Kugel talks with legendary music exec Clive Davis about the importance of the song, and of Franklin’s thrilling rendition, to today’s social justice movement.

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RECAP: JUNE 21

Host: Jane Pauley

WATCH THE FULL JUNE 21 EPISODE!

THEME: “Abblasen”: A trio of trumpets (Video)
Our welcome-to-summer comes from Austin and Braden Frandino (sons of “Sunday Morning” editor Joseph Frandino), along with their University of Connecticut trumpet professor Louis Hanzlik, performing “Abblasen.”

        
HEADLINES:
 Back on campaign trail, Trump dismisses COVID testing (Video)
In Tulsa, Okla., President Donald Trump returned to the campaign trail Saturday for the first time since the country was shut down due to coronavirus. Speaking to a smaller-than-predicted crowd, he sought to fire up his base by attacking “fake” news about COVID-19 and blaming testing for the rise in U.S. cases. Omar Villafranca reports. 

       
COVER STORY:
  Gov. Andrew Cuomo on confronting a “frightening” pandemic, and thoughts on his political future | Watch Video
New York governor Andrew Cuomo, who has proactively confronted the coronavirus outbreak in his state, has performed some political jujitsu – asking people to do hard things and sacrifice because of the pandemic, and getting more popular in the process. “Sunday Morning” host Jane Pauley sits down with Cuomo to discuss leading New York’s so-far-successful efforts to “flatten the curve”; the Trump administration’s COVID-19 response; living in quarantine with his daughters; and his political future.

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INDEX:
 Coronavirus update
In a British trial, Dexamethasone, an inexpensive steroid, has been shown to reduce deaths among patients critically ill with the coronavirus.

The New England Journal of Medicine reports that genetic analysis of thousands of European COVID patients finds those with Type A blood were more likely to have severe cases. Those with Type O were less likely.

 As of yesterday, 119,000 Americans have died from Coronavirus. There have been 8,600,000 confirmed cases worldwide.

HERITAGE:  Preserving the traditions of black cowboys | Watch Video
After the Civil War, black cowboys played a key role in settling the West, and their heritage is honored by African American cowboys and rodeo riders today. “CBS This Morning: Saturday” co-host Michelle Miller talked with members of the Compton Cowboys, a Los Angeles group of riders who take to the streets of South Central on horseback; and with participants in the Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo, named for the famed African American Wild West Show star.

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HARTMAN: Letters to Dad (Video)
Back in 2011, Barry Lampke secretly installed a mailbox in the woods of Geprags Park in Hinesburg, Vermont seemingly for one recipient: “Dad.” Ever since, strangers have shared hundreds of messages of love to dads gone by. Steve Hartman reports. 

BUSINESS:  Small businesses, big problems in a time of pandemic | Watch Video
Economists estimate more than 100,000 small businesses have already shut permanently since the COVID-19 pandemic began. Others are facing staggering losses and are fighting to survive. “Sunday Morning” special contributor Ted Koppel talks with small business owners and independent operators about the pressures they are facing.

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MUSIC: Yusuf revisits the songs of Cat Stevens | Watch Video
By any name, Yusuf Islam is a legend.  The man who came to fame as Cat Stevens will soon release a new album, a collection of songs he made famous half a century ago and has now re-recorded with the perspective that 50 years of living can bring. Correspondent Tracy Smith talks with Yusuf about recording “Tea for the Tillerman 2,” including his duet with his younger self for the song “Father and Son.”

To watch a new music video of Yusuf’s rerecording of “Where Do the Children Play?” click on the video player below:


Yusuf / Cat Stevens – Where Do The Children Play? by
YusufVEVO on
YouTube

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PASSAGE:
 Voices of inspiration | Watch Video
“Sunday Morning” remembers the British wartime singer Vera Lynn, and ambassador and presidential sibling Jean Kennedy Smith. Jane Pauley reports. 

        
SUNDAY PROFILE:
  Apple CEO Tim Cook on the nexus of technology and social change | Watch Video
Tim Cook has been the CEO of Apple for nearly a decade now, long enough to have moved out of the shadow of company co-founder Steve Jobs. But Cook still carries on a three-decade Apple tradition: their Worldwide Developers Conference, which starts tomorrow. It is one of Apple’s marquee events, but what will that tradition look like in an age of social distancing, as the WWDC goes all-online? “60 Minutes” correspondent John Dickerson talks with Cook about societal changes, social responsibility, and uncertainty.

PREVIEW: Apple CEO Tim Cook “incredibly grateful” for Supreme Court’s decision protecting LGBTQ workers

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COMMENTARY:
 Jim Gaffigan on what really dads want for Father’s Day | Watch Video
The comedian, who’s been living in quarantine for three months with his kids, has some thoughts on what would make an ideal Father’s Day this year.

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JUSTICE:
 The historic tension between black and blue, and the rise in calls to “defund the police” | Watch Video
Demands for wholesale changes in policing that may have seemed unthinkable just a few weeks ago have erupted since the death, in police custody, of George Floyd in Minneapolis, and follow other cases of black men who have died at the hands of police officers. Correspondent Jeff Pegues reports on the longstanding tension between black and blue, and what calls to “defund the police” actually mean.

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COMMENTARY:
 Gerald Bostock on SCOTUS’ landmark LGBTQ ruling | Watch Video
A plaintiff in one of the LGBTQ discrimination cases decided this week by the Supreme Court speaks about the message sent by SCOTUS with regards to protecting the civil rights of workers.          

      
NATURE:
 Great horned owls (Extended video)
“Sunday Morning” takes us near Lake Erie in New York, where a great horned owl dad and mom are busy with childcare. Videographer: Carl Mrozek.

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PASSAGE: 
The story of Juneteenth (Video)
This week saw the 155th anniversary of Juneteenth, marking the day when Union Major General Gordon Granger proclaimed to the people of Texas, on June 19, 1865, that “all slaves are free” – the end of slavery in America. But it would not mean the end of oppression. Jane Pauley reports.

SUNSPOTS: Photographer Ryan Bakerink’s Chicago 2020 time capsule | Watch Video
A project to document all 77 of the city’s neighborhoods become something entirely unexpected due to the coronavirus pandemic and Black Lives Matter protests.  

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“SUNDAY MORNING” MATINEE: “Chicago” in lockdown (Video)
When there is not a pandemic, the cast of the Tony-winning musical “Chicago” performs at New York’s Ambassador Theatre, home of the longest-running American musical in Broadway history. Alas, with stages shut down, the quarantined ladies of “Chicago” (Amra-Faye Wright, Arian Keddell, Mary Claire King, Pilar Millhollen, Rachel Schur and Tonya Wathen) have created a socially-distanced performance of “Cell Block Tango,” exclusively for “Sunday Morning” viewers. Happy Father’s Day!

              


RECAP: JUNE 14

Host: Jane Pauley

WATCH THE FULL JUNE 14 EPISODE!

COVER STORY: The Melania you don’t know | Watch Video
In her new book, “The Art of Her Deal,” Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post correspondent Mary Jordan explores the life of first lady Melania Trump, and her surprising role as one of the most influential voices in the campaign and administration of President Donald Trump. The book presents a portrait of a woman who grew up dreaming of a life far away from her native Slovenia, and wound up in the White House. Correspondent Tracy Smith talks with Jordan about the “real” Melania Trump, a woman whose immigrant story of humble origins is a classic American tale, though her life and her marriage are far more complicated.

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PHOTOGRAPHY:  Recreating the “great outdoors” in miniature | Watch Video
When COVID-19 hit, all of travel photographer Erin Sullivan’s far-flung gigs dried up. So, the woman known as “Erin Outdoors” began recreating the great outdoors indoors, turning her Los Angeles apartment into imaginative landscapes made out of spaghetti, vegetables, sugar or tinfoil. Her Instagram photo series, #OurGreatIndoors, has inspired other homebound travel buffs to imagine vistas of their own in miniature. Conor Knighton reports.

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MUSIC:
 “Lift Every Voice and Sing” (Video)
Introduced in 1900 as a poem by African-American educator and activist James Weldon Johnson to mark Abraham Lincoln’s birthday, and later set to music by John Rosamond Johnson, “Lift Every Voice and Sing” was adopted by the NAACP as a song of faith and freedom. Jane Pauley reports on the music that has been called the “black national anthem.”

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MOVIES:  Seniors and millennials share their movie love virtually | Watch Video
Filmmakers Ellie Sachs and Matt Starr, who recently shot a remake of Woody Allen’s “Annie Hall” starring seniors in New York City, have found a new way for the younger and older generations to connect since the COVID-19 quarantine began: They have been getting together virtually with residents of senior nursing homes every two weeks for a new ritual: Long Distance Movie Nights, watching films of a bygone era together, opening windows of personal memories. Correspondent Serena Altschul reports.

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POLITICS: 
Veepstakes: Handicapping Biden’s pick for running mate | Watch Video
The presumptive Democratic nominee for president, former Vice President Joe Biden, has already made one promise: to pick a female running mate. Wired magazine’s Nicholas Thompson talks with Alyssa Mastromonaco and Dan Pfeiffer (known for the podcast “Pod Save America”), Democratic pollster and progressive political strategist Cornell Belcher, and Republican strategist Stuart Stevens – a member of the “Never Trump” Lincoln Project – to discuss who is in the running for a spot on the party’s ticket.

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UPDATE:  A million-dollar treasure hunt ends | Watch Video
Cryptic clues to the location of a treasure chest hidden in the Rockies have led many to search for it, and several died in the attempt. But after ten years, the man who buried $1 million in gold and jewels said this week that the treasure chest has been found. Jane Pauley reports.   

FROM 2015: The hunt for Forrest Fenn’s treasure       

         
MILITARY:
  Bringing a discussion about racial bias in the military to social media | Watch Video
The nation’s military marked a huge step forward this past week … a step that, national security correspondent David Martin tells us, underscores just how difficult advancement for black officers has been, as Air Force General Charles Q. Brown and Sergeant Major of the Army Michael Grinston open up about discrimination in a way military leaders never have before.

      
HARTMAN:
 A fan’s letter to Babe Ruth (Video)
Baseball fans bereft over months lost of COVID-19 will do just about anything to have baseball back. So 10-year-old Little Leaguer Jake Curzon, of South Elgin, Illinois, did what any fan would do: Pour out his heart in a letter to Yankee great Babe Ruth. Steve Hartman reports.

MOVIES: Ron Howard & Bryce Dallas Howard | Watch Video
“Every day as a parent is a comedy, you know? It just is!” said actress-director Bryce Dallas Howard, whose own famous parent, actor-director Ron Howard, is just one of the famous dads telling stories about fatherhood in her new documentary, “Dads.” Lee Cowan sits down with father and daughter.

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  • “Dads” premieres on Apple TV June 19

      
OPINION:
 Charles M. Blow on race and the power held by police | Watch Video
The New York Times columnist discusses how trust and faith in the criminal justice system can die when blacks and whites have different experiences with police officers.

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CRIME:
 Medical examiners under fire | Watch Video
When a person dies under questionable circumstances, it’s the medical examiner’s job to determine how and why. A survey of pathologists found that 82 percent of them have felt pressure to change death certificates. As “48 Hours” correspondent Erin Moriarty reports, the independence of forensic pathologists to prepare unbiased and complete autopsy reports can be jeopardized by outside forces – and when death occurs at the hands of a police officer, the stakes are especially high.

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COMMENTARY:
 John Dickerson on the example Ike set in “The Hardest Job in the World” | Watch Video
The war hero-president’s insistence that urgent matters should not crowd out important ones is a lesson that voters should keep in mind, according to “60 Minutes” correspondent John Dickerson, author of “The Hardest Job in the World: The American Presidency.”

READ AN EXCERPT: “The Hardest Job In the World”

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NATURE:
 The woods of Maine (Extended Video)
“Sunday Morning” takes us to Baxter State Park in Maine. Videographer: Mauricio Handler.

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“Sunday Morning” Matinee: Bach, by Lang Lang …

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“SUNDAY MORNING” MATINEE: Bach, by Lang Lang and Lil Buck (Video)
Piano virtuoso Lang Lang’s performance of Bach’s Minuet in G Minor (as featured on his most recent album, “Piano Book – Encore Edition”) is complemented by the remarkable interpretive choreography of dancer Lil Buck.


RECAP: JUNE 7

Host: Jane Pauley

WATCH THE FULL JUNE 7 EPISODE!

HEADLINES: No justice? No peace: The nation expresses heartache, anger and hope | Watch Video
It was a week when hundreds of thousands of demonstrators in all 50 states, and beyond, risked exposing themselves to coronavirus in order to voice their anguish at the death, in Minneapolis, of George Floyd, another black man killed while being detained by a white police officer. Correspondent Martha Teichner reports on the social and political upheaval of protests, violence, and demands for justice.

          
COVER STORY:
 The whole world is watching us | Watch Video
International observers, both America’s friends and adversaries, discuss the anger and polarization in our nation that, they say, represent a United States relinquishing its global leadership and turning its back on the world. Special contributor Ted Koppel talks with Chinese journalist Liu Xin; Economist editor-in-chief Zanny Minton Beddoes; writer-philosopher Bernard-Henri Lévy; former Mexican cabinet official Jorge Castañeda; and Russian broadcaster Vladimir Pozner about what the past four years have meant for our country in the eyes of the world.

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CBS NEWS POLL:
 The future
Compared to life today, the future of the next generation will be…
Better 28%
Worse 47%
The Same 20%
      

MOVIES: Pete Davidson | Watch Video
“Saturday Night Live” star Pete Davidson was a longshot when he auditioned at just 20 years old. Now, six years later, he is co-author and star of his first major film, “The King of Staten Island,” about a drifting twenty-something. “CBS This Morning” co-host Tony Dokoupil pays a visit with Davidson to New York City’s least-celebrated borough, and also talks with director and co-writer Judd Apatow.

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The King of Staten Island – Official Trailer by
Universal Pictures on
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HISTORY: “Countdown 1945”: The story of the first use of the atomic bomb | Watch Video
Fox News’ Chris Wallace talks about his book chronicling the efforts of President Truman and the top-secret Manhattan Project to create the weapon that would end World War II. CBS News national security correspondent David Martin reports.

READ AN EXCERPT: “Countdown 1945” and the race to the atomic bomb

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HISTORY How an act of racial violence reverberates across generations | Watch Video
In 1921 a mob of whites in Tulsa, Okla., descended upon a black-owned business district and murdered as many as 300 people. Contributor Kelefa Sanneh, of The New Yorker magazine, looks at how a massacre wasn’t even discussed generations later owing to fears of reprisals. 

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CBS NEWS POLL: 
 Police use of force
Police are more likely to use deadly force…
Against a black person: 57%
Against a white person: 3%
Race has no effect: 36%

ON STAGE: Keeping the lights burning on Broadway | Watch Video
COVID-19 has shuttered stages on the Great White Way, but there are some traditions in Broadway theatres that can’t be totally turned off. Mo Rocca talks with “Hadestown” star André De Shields, multiple Tony-winner Bernadette Peters, Broadway producer Jennifer Ashley Tepper, and with Seth Rudetsky & James Wesley, the couple behind the “Stars In the House” web series, about how the theater world is coping with the shutdown, and when shows may be expected to reopen.

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SOCIOLOGY:
  A crossroads for race relations | Watch Video
Americans are witnessing a national reckoning about racism, which has permeated all levels of life, producing different standards for whites and people of color. Correspondent Maurice DuBois talks with activists, educators and writers about wrestling with the problems of race, about white privilege, and about the need for parents to give African American youths “the talk” – instructions on how to behave in front of law enforcement to try to avoid negative repercussions based on their skin color.

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PASSAGE: Remembering Christo | Watch Video
The artist Christo, who – teamed with his wife Jeanne-Claude – became renowned for monumental, transformative and yet impermanent works of public art, wrapping buildings and landscapes with colorful fabric, died May 31 at age 84. Jane Pauley looks back at his free-spirited art.

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Christo & Jeanne-Claude put Berlin’s Reichstag under wraps (Video)
In this “CBS Sunday Morning” report which originally aired on June 25, 1995, correspondent Martha Teichner reported from Berlin on one of their most famous works: Wrapping the Reichstag in fabric, which revealed as much as it concealed.

GALLERY: The art of Christo (1935-2020)

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HARTMAN:
 Giving peace a chance (Video)
In a week where violence and conflict captured so much of the media’s attention, Steve Hartman shows us some of the moments that have gone largely underreported – moments of dignity, fortitude and restraint among peaceful demonstrators and police, from big cities to small towns.       

         
CBS NEWS POLL:
 The president’s tweets
President Trump tweets mainly to:
Unite America: 35% Yes, 65% No
Divide America: 56% Yes, 44% No

       
NATURE:
 Hummingbird nest (Extended Video)
“Sunday Morning” takes us to Pacific Palisades, California, home to a new family of hummingbirds. Videographer: Tom Rapier.       

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SNAPSHOT: Black Lives Matter protest in Chicago (Video)
Photographer Ryan Bakerink documented, in black-and-white, the diversity and passion of marchers, and then, in color, captured the fallout of unrest in the city

GALLERY: Black Lives Matter protest photos by Ryan Bakerink

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RECAP: MAY 31

FACEBOOK LIVE CHAT: Nancy Giles
Our correspondent answered viewer questions on the CBS Sunday Morning Facebook page following the May 31 broadcast. You may watch the archived video here. 

Host: Jane Pauley

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OPENING:
 “Abblasen” performed by Kelly Austermann (Video)
The “Sunday Morning” theme song is performed by viewer Kelly Austermann of St. Louis.

       
HEADLINES:
 The death of George Floyd, and calls for justice (Video)
The death of a Minneapolis man in police custody last Monday has spurred a nationwide explosion of grief and anger. Jeff Pegues looks at the events of the past week and talks to the family and girlfriend of George Floyd, whose arrest and detention was recorded on video for the world to watch in horror; with civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump; and with the mayor of Minneapolis, Jacob Frey, whose city was the first to erupt in street protests and unrest.  

     
COVER STORY:
 Will we ever go back to the “old normal”? | Watch Video
Social distancing, plexiglass dividers and facemasks are just some signs of the ways Americans’ lives have changed because of coronavirus. But are all these changes for good? Correspondent Mo Rocca talks with restaurateur Lidia Bastianich, New York University psychology professor Adam Alter, and plastics manufacturer Russ Miller about whether we’ll return to the “old normal.”

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HISTORY: Facemasks through the ages, from medical aid to fashion statement | Watch Video
Originating during the Black Death of the Middle Ages, face coverings to protect against the transmission of disease are not just medical requirements; they’re now a fashion statement. Mark Phillips reports.

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ADVERTISING: How the pandemic changed TV commercials | Watch Video
Companies have been pivoting to a new style of advertisement ever since the outbreak of COVID-19 altered our world, and upended consumers’ shopping habits. Correspondent Anna Werner talks with advertising and marketing experts about what new messaging is being broadcast during the pandemic; and with actor Matthew McConaughey, who has created a series of public-service ads aimed at increasing awareness about social distancing.

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BEVERAGES:  Cheers to the virtual cocktail party | Watch Video
Luke Burbank drinks up the history of the cocktail hour, and how in these times of social distancing, technology is helping serve up libations on a whole new level. (Plus: Learn how to make a classic Negroni.)

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Cocktail recipes from New York City’s Dante

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MUSIC:  Songs for our times: A COVID-19 playlist | Watch Video
Spring is usually a time when bands start touring and music festivals pop up all around the globe – but not this year.  And yet, the music hasn’t stopped, as the COVID-19 pandemic has inspired artists from The Rolling Stones, Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber to Luke Combs to release new songs – music that will remain a marker of a time that has changed everything. Correspondent Lee Cowan talks with Jon Bon Jovi and Jewel about the inspiration for their latest releases.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Jewel sings “Grateful”
In a performance recorded exclusively for “CBS Sunday Morning,” the singer-songwriter Jewel performs her new single “Grateful,” which was “inspired by anxiety” and the power of gratitude during tough times.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Jewel on her new song “Grateful”
Singer-songwriter Jewel talks with correspondent Lee Cowan about her new single, “Grateful,” and why she chose to release it early during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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PASSAGE: Remembering Larry Kramer, an AIDS warrior on a soapbox and the stage | Watch Video
The playwright, screenwriter and AIDS activist, who founded the group ACT UP and engaged in civil disobedience on behalf of AIDS research, died Wednesday, May 27 at the age of 84. Jane Pauley reports.

FROM THE ARCHIVES: AIDS activist Larry Kramer: “I wasn’t a phony … I fought for life” (Video)
In this profile originally broadcast on “CBS Sunday Morning” on June 25, 2006, Larry Kramer talked with Harry Smith about fighting indifference in the battle against AIDS; about the founding of Gay Men’s Health Crisis and ACT UP; and about becoming a pariah within the gay community due to his outspoken remarks.

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COMMENTARY: 
Jim Gaffigan on not knowing what comes next | Watch Video
In his 11th week of quarantine, the comedian would like to know how to prepare for a second wave of the pandemic, and how to dress for it.

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PUBLISHING: Hear, hear! The explosion in audio books | Watch Video
Smartphones and digital downloads have helped make audio recordings of books a billion-dollar industry, with more than 45,000 new audiobooks recorded last year alone. David Pogue listens in on how authors, and actors, are writing a new chapter in book publishing.

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COMMENTARY:
 My mom in quarantine (Video)
A personal essay from filmmaker Josh Seftel, made from his video chats with his energetic mother, discussing everything from social distancing and dealing with loneliness, to the fashion of masks and dating one of the Cuomo brothers.

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EXERCISE: On a ride with Peloton | Watch Video
With gyms still closed in many places, at-home fitness is more in-demand, and that’s made Peloton one of the few companies to prosper in this economy. But while sales of their bikes and treadmills are up, the pandemic has also changed how the company works, as its live workout instructors are now streaming from their homes. Nancy Giles reports.

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BETWEEN THE LINES:
 The New Yorker Cartoons: Life during pandemic (Video)
For some 95 years, cartoons in The New Yorker magazine have captured the spirit of their times. This time is no exception. “Sunday Morning” presents a recent sampling from cartoonists Jon Adams, Johnny DiNapoli, Carolita Johnson and Avi Steinberg.

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NATURE:
 Spring in South Dakota (Extended Video)
“Sunday Morning” shares a late spring view of Lake Poinsett, in eastern South Dakota. Videographer: Kevin Kjergaard.

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THE BOOK REPORT: Reviews from Washington Post book critic Ron Charles  | Watch Video
Recommendations of four new fiction and non-fiction titles.

BOOK EXCERPT: “How Much of These Hills Is Gold” by C. Pam Zhang

BOOK EXCERPT: “All Adults Here” by Emma Straub

BOOK EXCERPT: “Rodham: A Novel” by Curtis Sittenfeld

BOOK EXCERPT: David Allen Sibley’s “What It’s Like to Be a Bird”

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“SUNDAY MORNING” MATINEE: “The 24 Hour Plays – Viral Monologues” (VIDEO)
An experiment in theatre – to present plays written, rehearsed and performed in the span of just 24 hours – has resulted in works shown on stages around the world. But with theatres shut, writer Christopher Oscar Peña and actors Evan Jonigkeit and Zosia Mamet have taken the blackly comic “The Story of Us” on the road, to an isolated lake – the perfect place to dispose of a murder weapon! This short play was recorded especially for “CBS Sunday Morning.”

MOVIES: “We Are One” presents a free global film festival online
With theatres closed around world, 21 international film festivals unite to curate streaming content beginning May 29, including features, documentaries, and conversations with filmmakers. Films will be streamed at youtube.com/WeAreOne.

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SNAPSHOT: Life on L.A.’s Skid Row during the pandemic (Video)
“Sunday Morning” presents pictures of the world in a time of COVID-19, featuring the haunting black-and-white images of some of the most vulnerable citizens of Los Angeles, taken by photographer Michael Christopher Brown from National Geographic.

GALLERY: Pandemic: Life on L.A.’s Skid Row

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RECAP: MAY 24

FACEBOOK LIVE CHAT: Josh Groban & Tracy Smith
The singer-musician joined our correspondent to answer viewer questions on the CBS Sunday Morning Facebook page following the May 24 broadcast. You can watch the archived video here.  

Host: Jane Pauley

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OPENING: “Abblasen” performed by the U.S. Army Band “Pershing’s Own” (Video)
This Memorial Day weekend, “Sunday Morning” is honored to have its opening theme “Abblasen” performed by members of the United States Army Band, “Pershing’s Own.” Performers (clockwise from top left): SSG Craig Basarich; SSG Alicia Eisenstadt; SSG Adrienne Doctor; SSG Danny Venora; SSG John Powlison; and SSG Kevin Paul. Arrangement by SSG Venora. Hooah!

WEB EXTRA: The U.S. Army Band: They’re playing our songWatch Video
The mission of these military musicians, who performed the “Sunday Morning” theme “Abblasen,” is to remind us of the power of music to connect us.

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COVER STORY:
 Hollywood’s cliffhanger of a summer | Watch Video
For decades, summer has been movie blockbuster season. Now, with production halted, release schedules shuffled and hundreds of thousands of jobs lost, Hollywood is trying to figure out how it will recover from the coronavirus shutdown. Correspondent Lee Cowan talks with Tom Rothman, chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment Motion Picture Group; SAG-AFTRA president Gabrielle Cateris; Ted Sarandos, content chief at Netflix; and film professor Emily Carman, about how the film industry may bounce back.

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FOOD: Baking bread at home: A knead for comfort | Watch Video
If you’re like many people holed up at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, you are spending more time in the kitchen. And with yeast sales up more than 600 percent compared to a year ago, it’s a good bet what’s coming out of more and more ovens is freshly-baked bread. Correspondent Martha Teichner talks with bread expert Jim Lahey, of New York’s Sullivan Street Bakery, and with budding bread bakers who are finding comfort in their own loaves.

RECIPE: Jim Lahey’s Basic No-Knead Bread
Plan ahead when baking this delicious, long-fermented rustic bread, from the owner of NYC’s Sullivan Street Bakery.

RECIPE: French-Style Country Bread
From King Arthur Flour, a traditional crusty, hole-ridden, French bread.

RECIPE: Vermont Whole Wheat Oatmeal Honey Bread
From King Arthur Flour, a soft, mildly sweet loaf, perfect for sandwiches and toast.]

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TRAVEL:
 Travel industry inches back | Watch Video
The hospitality and travel sectors, which are adjusting their business practices in times of pandemic, don’t expect a return to the “old normal” any time soon. CBS News travel editor Peter Greenberg reports.

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SUNDAY PROFILE: Sir Patrick Stewart, on “Star Trek” and sonnets | Watch Video
The Shakespearean actor, most recognized for his performances in the sci-fi franchises “X-Men” and “Star Trek,” recently returned to the role of Captain Jean Luc Picard in the CBS All Access series “Star Trek: Picard.” But as “CBS This Morning” co-host Tony Dokoupil found out, Sir Patrick Stewart is much more down-to-earth than his title might imply.  

To watch a trailer for “Star Trek: Picard” click on the video player below: 


Star Trek: Picard | Now Streaming Promo | CBS All Access by
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MONUMENTS: The Statue of Liberty as you’ve never seen her before | Watch Video
With Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty currently closed due to COVID-19, this is the perfect time to experience a virtual tour of the monument, featuring every nook-and-cranny of the statue’s interior, including areas traditionally off-limits to visitors. Conor Knighton reports.

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INFORMATION:
 The rise of Wikipedia as a source of medical information | Watch Video
For years the encyclopedic Wikipedia, written and edited by anybody with an internet connection, was viewed as a “Wild West” site rife in misinformation. Today, Wikipedia is regularly the first place many of us check for information about everything, in particular the latest medical news on COVD-19, thanks to the editors and writers who are curating WikiProject Medicine. Wired Magazine editor-in-chief Nicholas Thompson reports.

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PASSAGE:
 Annie Glenn, Ken Osmond | Watch Video
“Sunday Morning” remembers an astronaut’s wife who became a tireless advocate for people with speech disorders, and the actor who starred in the classic TV sitcom “Leave It to Beaver.”

GALLERY: Notable Deaths in 2020

      
HARTMAN:
 Taps Across America (Video)
Since parades and gatherings are cancelled this Memorial Day weekend, retired Air Force bugler Jari Villanueva and correspondent Steve Hartman are asking buglers and trumpet players across the country to stand on their porches this Memorial Day, and play the haunting music of “Taps” – and for the rest of us to soak in this 24-note reminder of what Memorial Day is all about. For information on how to participate, go to cbsnews.com/taps.

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MUSIC: Josh Groban on connecting with his audience during the pandemic | Watch Video
In February singer-musician Josh Groban started a residency at New York’s Radio City Music Hall. Now, with concerts postponed due to the pandemic, he speaks to correspondent Tracy Smith about trying to be Zen during the crisis, as well as what he misses about live performance, and his social media posts features songs performed in his shower. Groban also debuts for “Sunday Morning” viewers his new song, “Your Face.”

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COMMENTARY: 
Jim Gaffigan: Are we REALLY all in this together? | Watch Video
The comedian, marking his 10th week in quarantine with his family because of the pandemic, ponders society as a whole.

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SCIENCE: NASA, SpaceX launching a new era of commercial crewed spaceflight | Watch Video
Nine years ago, a crewed spaceflight originated from American soil for the last time. But this week, astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken will launch a new era of commercial human spaceflight, when a SpaceX rocket takes off from Florida’s Kennedy Space Center. Correspondent Mark Strassmann reports.

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SNAPSHOT: Porch views of the pandemic (Video)
“Sunday Morning” presents pictures of life in a time of COVID-19, featuring the work of Indiana photographer Shane Cleminson, who offered to take portraits of families under stay-at-home orders, posed on their front porches, creating a time capsule of Spring 2020.

GALLERY: The Indiana “Front Porch Portraits”

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NATURE:
 Alligators in Florida (Extended Video)
“Sunday Morning” takes us to the St. Vincent National Wildlife Refuge in Florida, an ideal spot for alligators to bask in the sun. Videographer: Justin Grubb. 

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From the Broadway musical “Diana: A True Musical Story,” Erin Davie (who plays Camilla Parker Bowles) sings “I Miss You Most on Sundays.”

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“SUNDAY MORNING” MATINEE: “Diana: A True Musical Story”Watch Video
The Broadway musical “Diana: A True Musical Story,” which traces the love triangle involving Princess Diana, Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles, had just begun previews in New York when coronavirus shut down the Great White Way. In this performance recorded exclusively for “CBS Sunday Morning,” Erin Davie (who plays Bowles) sings “I Miss You Most on Sundays,” which her character sings to Prince Charles, but which here also serves a second purpose: pining for the community of fellow theatre artists now separated because of the lockdown.

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RECAP: MAY 17

We’re LIVE with Lee Cowan!

Join Lee Cowan, Sunday Morning correspondent, for a virtual Q&A. Ask questions, and hear more about his latest story on living in isolation. Post a question in the comment section below!

Posted by CBS Sunday Morning on Sunday, May 17, 2020

FACEBOOK LIVE CHAT: Lee Cowan
Our correspondent answered viewer questions on the CBS Sunday Morning Facebook page. Watch the archived video by clicking on the player above!


Host: Jane Pauley

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OPENING:
 “Abblasen” performed by Jacob Flaschen (Video)
“Sunday Morning” viewer Jacob Flaschen, of Lancaster, Pa., performs the show’s theme “Abblasen.”

       
COVER STORY:
 The stuff that coronavirus dreams are made of | Watch Video
From tidal waves consuming New York City to toilet paper nightmares, reports of apocalyptic, frightening or just plain bizarre pandemic-driven dreams are everywhere. Correspondent Susan Spencer talks about anxiety-fueled dreams with Harvard psychologist Deirdre Barrett, who has collected thousands of pandemic dreams and nightmares as part of a study of our sleep-state responses to coronavirus; Mississippi State University professor Michael Nadorff; and poet Jackie Wang and artist Sandra Haynes, whose dreams have provided metaphorical stories of fear and triumph.

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POSTCARD FROM ITALY:  Balconies: The new performance space for musicians in lockdown | Watch Video
Quarantine has popularized a new venue for musicians and singers. Seth Doane reports how, in Italy, musical artists lacking a stage are making their balconies and terraces a platform for bringing communities together.

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EDUCATION: Class of 2020: A graduation season like no other | Watch Video
Rituals matter, and the time-honored rituals of a high school or college graduation have been taken away from seniors and their families because of the 2020 pandemic. Correspondent Rita Braver talks with students and educators about how this generation is responding to a defining societal event.

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MUSIC:  Graham Nash: “It’s never been this weird, has it?” | Watch Video
Anthony Mason interviews the singer-songwriter, whose sold-out tour was cancelled due to coronavirus. 

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CORONAVIRUS:
  Adapting to living in isolation | Watch Video
The forced isolation brought about by stay-at-home orders poses an unnatural state for human beings conditioned to thrive on social interactions, but our experience of being alone could just inspire a new way of living. Lee Cowan talks with professors of sociology and genomics, and with a Benedictine monk, about how to adapt to the stresses of this period of isolation, and explores how some people are coping via hobbies – sketching, baking, or quilting.

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DISASTER:  Revisiting the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens | Watch Video
Forty years ago, the volcano in Washington state erupted, killing 57 and triggering a debris avalanche that destroyed hundreds of square miles of forest. Luke Burbank looks back at the largest volcanic event in U.S. history.

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HARTMAN:
 Maintaining pomp under COVID circumstances (Video)
The cancellation of graduation ceremonies because of the coronavirus pandemic hasn’t stopped some members of the Class of 2020, as well as their families and educators, from putting on commencement exercises of their own. Correspondent Steve Hartman reports.

TRAVEL: The Faroe Islands’ virtual tourism | Watch Video
The picturesque Faroe Islands, located halfway between Iceland and Norway, were gearing up for a record-breaking tourist deluge this year, until the coronavirus pandemic scuttled the world’s travel plans. So now, the Faroese Tourism Bureau is serving as the eyes and ears of those forced to put their trips on hold. Equipped with cameras and headsets, volunteers are live-streaming hour-long walks through the islands’ stunning landscapes, taking their guidance from online visitors who direct their movements from home. Conor Knighton reports.

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COMEDY: Jerry Seinfeld on missing audiences, comedy before smartphones, and Zoom backgrounds | Watch Video
In his new Netflix special, “23 Hours to Kill,” comedian Jerry Seinfeld offers a hilarious standup act recorded before the world shut down – a time capsule that, through his on-point observational humor, is a piquant reminder of what performers and audiences are now missing because of the coronavirus pandemic. Tracy Smith chats with Seinfeld (via Zoom, of course) about what he gets excited about now; having only his family as an audience; and whether he believes we will ever get back to “normal.”

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BETWEEN THE LINES:
 The New Yorker Cartoons: A coronavirus diary (Video)
For some 95 years, cartoons in The New Yorker magazine have captured the spirit of their times. This time is no exception. “Sunday Morning” presents a recent sampling from cartoonists Roz Chast, Victoria Roberts and Danny Shanahan.        

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COMMENTARY:
 Jim Gaffigan on living in unprecedented times | Watch Video
The comedian, now in Week 9 of his quarantine, reflects on just how many precedents have been broken in 2020.

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WORKING AT HOME: Tony Dokoupil and Katy Tur (Video)
The married “CBS This Morning” co-host and MSNBC anchor have each had to make do broadcasting from their basement. They share with us how they balance on-air interviews with child care.

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NATURE:
 Sharks in Fiji (Extended Video)
“Sunday Morning” takes us to Beqa Lagoon in Fiji, where sharks are enjoying a quick bite. Videographer: Ziggy Livnat.

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SNAPSHOT: The Jersey Shore under lockdown (Video)
Summer on the beaches and boardwalks of New Jersey is a rite of passage for millions. But shortly before Memorial Day weekend, the beach communities sit quiet, due to coronavirus closures. “Sunday Morning” presents haunting black-and-white images by Lori Nichols, a staff photographer for NJ Advance Media.

GALLERY: Pandemic: A snapshot of life  on the Jersey Shore

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COMMENTARY: Joel Sartore: For nature, life goes on during pandemic | Watch Video
The National Geographic photographer says it took a terrible pandemic to give Mother Nature a break.

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Itzhak Perlman conducts the Juilliard Orchestra in a virtual group performance of a passage from Edward Elgar’s “Enigma Variations.” 

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“SUNDAY MORNING” MATINEE: Itzhak Perlman & the Juilliard Orchestra | Watch Video
In a recording made exclusively for “CBS Sunday Morning,” 48 music students from the prestigious Juilliard School, distance-learning from more than 35 locations around the globe, have joined together virtually for a performance of “Nimrod,” from Edward Elgar’s “Enigma Variations,” conducted by violinist and Juilliard alumnus Itzhak Perlman.

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GRADUATION: “Sunday Morning” salutes the Class of 2020 (Video)
In many ways graduating students have been robbed of the time-honored rituals of a traditional senior year. “Sunday Morning” asked seniors to submit their photos, and so here is our tribute to the Class of 2020. Music: “Here’s to You” by Abby Bannon and Grace Stewart.       


RECAP: MAY 10

We’re LIVE with Tracy Smith!

Join Sunday Morning correspondent Tracy Smith for a virtual chat. Ask questions, hear more about her interviews and stories. Post your questions in the comment section below.

Posted by CBS Sunday Morning on Sunday, May 10, 2020

WATCH: Facebook Live Chat with Tracy Smith!
The correspondent answered viewer questions on the CBS Sunday Morning Facebook page on May 10. To watch the archived video click on the player above.  


Host: Jane Pauley

WATCH THE FULL MAY 10 EPISODE!

OPENING: “Abblasen” performed by Tim Nicholas Tang (Video)
“Sunday Morning” viewer Tim Nicholas Tang, of Vancouver, offers his rendition of the show’s theme “Abblasen.” It will bowl you over!

COVER STORY: For better or worse, in quarantine | Watch Video
The marriage vows might say “‘Til death do us part,” but they don’t say anything about being together all day, every day. Togetherness in a relationship is taking on a new meaning during the coronavirus pandemic, when partners are sequestered with each other for 24 hours a day. Correspondent Tracy Smith talks with comedian Samantha Bee and husband Jason Jones, who are producing her TV show, “Full Frontal,” from their Upstate New York home; psychotherapist Lori Gottlieb, author of “Maybe You Should Talk to Someone”; and family law attorney Laura Wasser, about what lockdown may mean for a marriage.

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MEDICINE: Using blood transfusions to heal COVID-19 patients | Watch Video
Convalescent plasma – using a transfusion of blood with antibodies donated by recovered patients – may just be a stop-gap measure against COVID-19 until more treatments and a vaccine come along. But doctors have already used donated plasma in thousands of patients, and are finding some success with a procedure that dates back more than 120 years in the fight against the spread of measles. Allison Aubrey, of National Public Radio, reports.

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MOTHER’S DAY:  Chef Bobby Flay on his favorite customer: his mother | Watch Video
The chef and restaurateur lovingly recalls the menu he made for his favorite customer: his mother.

RECIPES: Eggs Benedict and a Classic Mimosa (with video on how to poach an egg)

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ANNOUNCEMENT:
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EDUCATION: Challenges abound for students forced to take classes remotely | Watch Video
As schools throughout the country shut their doors in the face of a viral pandemic, students have entered a new world of education, by learning remotely through online classes, paper packets, or lessons on TV. How is the current reality of education compromising the effects of personal, one-on-one instruction, especially for learners who are struggling? And how will this environment affect the grades of high school juniors aiming toward college acceptance? Correspondent Erin Moriarty talks with educators, parents and students about classwork in a time of COVID-19.

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ANIMALS:  Behind the shut gates of the zoo | Watch Video
For the residents of zoos, this is a year just like any other.  But with gates closed to guests because of the coronavirus pandemic, zoos are facing unprecedented challenges in caring for their animal populations, which – despite a paucity of paying visitors – still need to be fed and cared for. Conor Knighton checks out how zoological parks and aquariums are coming up with creative ways to cope.

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SNAPSHOT: Moms on the frontlines of COVID-19 (Video)
Mothers working as nurses, doctors, PAs and other healthcare workers at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York City are captured by photographer (and emergency nurse) Adelene Egan. Music: “Happy Mother’s Day” by Gillian Welch (Acony Records).

GALLERY: ER workers on the frontlines in NYC
Photographer Adelene Egan, an emergency room nurse, at New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, captures the masked faces of coworkers battling COVID-19

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FLOWERS: Tulips
The Keukenhof Tulip Gardens in Holland couldn’t open this year because of the coronavirus. Like many of the world’s most beautiful places, it is now empty, and is doing virtual tours.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: The tulips of Keukenhof (Video)
In this web exclusive, Bart Siemerink, managing director of the Keukenhof tulip gardens outside Amsterdam, talks about the history of the internationally-renowned floral showplace, and of Holland’s famed flower itself.

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PASSAGE: Little Richard, Roy Horn
    

HARTMAN: Who’s the “World’s Greatest Mom”? (Video)
Steve Hartman sets out on a quest to find the “World’s Greatest Mom,” talking to his own kids and a dozen others over Zoom.=

MEDIA: Reese Witherspoon on her media company, Hello Sunshine | Watch Video
Reese Witherspoon is not just an Oscar-winning actress; she is also a major Hollywood influencer. Her media company, Hello Sunshine, has been behind stories that put a female perspective front-and-center, such as the TV series “Big Little Lies” and “Little Fires Everywhere.” Correspondent Rita Braver talks with Witherspoon and Hello Sunshine executives Sarah Harden and Lauren Neustadter about their philosophy, and how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting production.

PREVIEW: Reese Witherspoon’s production company on how movies, TV may look post-COVID-19
The actress-producer’s media company Hello Sunshine ponders filming in a pandemic: “The thing we’re most confused about is love scenes”

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COMMENTARY: Jim Gaffigan on sharing dinner with the masses | Watch Video
Eight weeks in, and the Gaffigan family is still gathering together at the dinner table every night, a touch of normalcy in front of an audience on YouTube.

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HISTORY: FDR and the re-creation of America | Watch Video
In 1933, during the Great Depression, newly-elected President Franklin Delano Roosevelt confronted 25% unemployment, sweeping poverty, and the collapse of the banking system. His response would reshape the way the country thought about presidential leadership, and democracy itself. CBS News’ John Dickerson talks with Roosevelt scholars, including Jonathan Alter, David Woolner and Susan Dunn, about FDR and the presidency during crisis and war.

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HISTORY:
 The president as communicator-in-chief | Watch Video
At the beginning of the 20th century, presidents spoke to the public in print, but in time transitioned to radio, newsreels and television, and now to social media. “Sunday Morning” special contributor Ted Koppel looks at how presidents have used the bully pulpit of media to campaign, to influence, and to steer the news agenda.

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MOTHERS DAY:
 Honoring moms for their pandemic roles | Watch Video
Contributor Faith Salie reminds us that with all the extra effort moms put out to keep families going during the pandemic, there’s never been a better time to thank them.

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NATURE:
 Tulips in Holland (Extended Video)
“Sunday Morning” takes us to the Keukenhof Tulip Gardens outside Amsterdam. Videographer: Joan Martelli.

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IN MEMORIAM: Little Richard: An appreciation of the “Quasar of Rock ‘n’ Roll”
From Bill Flanagan: One of the all-time great rock singers, songwriters and showmen, Richard Penniman broke the rules while influencing generations of performers – and those rules stayed broken.

“SUNDAY MORNING” MATINEE: “Moulin Rouge!” with a cat (Video)
Like other Broadway shows, the musical “Moulin Rouge!” is currently closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. But social-distancing cast members Jacqueline B. Arnold, Robyn Hurder, Holly James and Jeigh Madjus have joined together virtually (with a cat) to perform “Welcome to the Moulin Rouge!” for “Sunday Morning” viewers.

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FROM THE ARCHIVE: All eyes and ears on Adele (Video)
In this profile which originally aired on “CBS Sunday Morning” on October 26, 2008, Anthony Mason meets the British soul singer Adele, then an overnight sensation at just 20 years old, as she sets her sights on America, wooing audiences and seducing critics with her incomparable voice.
            


RECAP: MAY 3

Live with David Pogue!

Join me, David Pogue, “CBS Sunday Morning” correspondent, for a Q&A. Ask questions, and hear the story behind my “Sunny Awards” story that honors the best performances by people in lockdown! Post a question in the comment section below.

Posted by CBS Sunday Morning on Sunday, May 3, 2020

WATCH: Facebook Live Chat with David Pogue!
The tech correspondent answered viewer questions, which you can watch in the archived video above. 


Host: Jane Pauley

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OPENING: “Abblasen” (Video)
Performed by Debra Martin, of Lebanon, Tenn., on the piccolo trumpet.

        
COVER STORY:
  How the fight against polio was won | Watch Video
Near the start of the 20th century, a mysterious and deadly virus terrified Americans, particularly infecting young kids: Polio. Correspondent Rita Braver looks at the scientific arsenal brought to combat the epidemic and develop a vaccine, a triumph that researchers are working to replicate in our battle against COVID-19.

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KITCHEN: Dishing up some comfort food | Watch Video
It’s not one of the five basic food groups, but if it were, “comfort food” would be the most popular right now. Correspondent Mo Rocca looks at how, for many people, eating familiar processed foods (or anything covered in cheese) is like a warm hug. And yes, in a time of stay-at-home orders, good old-fashioned baking in the oven is hot!

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PHOTOS OF THE WEEK: Life in Washington, D.C. during coronavirus (Video)
“Sunday Morning” presents a snapshot of life in a time of pandemic, featuring the work of photographer Robin Fader.

GALLERY: Pandemic: A snapshot of life in Washington, D.C.

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ANNOUNCEMENT:
 When the show’s interrupted … (Video)
“Sunday Morning” host Jane Pauley has some advice of import, when our broadcast is stymied by a special report.

SUNDAY PROFILE:  The enduring Henry Winkler | Watch Video
Henry Winkler was preparing to film the third season of the hit HBO series “Barry,” when COVID-19 put production on hold. Correspondent Tracy Smith visits Winkler through his back door in L.A., where he is quarantining, to find out how the Emmy-winning actor – who became a household name playing The Fonz on “Happy Days” – has endured, providing a measure of comfort both to longtime fans and young readers of his children’s books.

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COMMERCE:  Retail winners and losers in the wake of COVID-19 | Watch Video
As Americans shelter at home, everyday shopping habits have changed, perhaps permanently, with online grocery sales way up, and department stores struggling to survive. CBS News business analyst Jill Schlesinger talks with Brookfield Properties executive Stephanie Brager; Jan Whitaker, who has written about the history of department stores; and Scott Galloway, a professor of marketing at New York University, about the future of retail.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: How will the pandemic affect consumer confidence?
Consumer spending has changed dramatically since the coronavirus outbreak. But once the pandemic subsides, what will consumer sentiment be? In this web extra CBS News business analyst Jill Schlesinger talks with Scott Galloway, professor of marketing at New York University’s Stern School of Business.

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MEDICINE:
  Dr. Jon LaPook: This is not the time to abandon science | Watch Video
As we reach an inflection point in the COVID-19 pandemic, when some states are tempted to open sooner than health experts say they should, Dr. Jon LaPook notes that this is the time to double-down on science.

FOOD: A treat from Martha Stewart (Video)
Martha Stewart has a delicious suggestion, a sample from her latest cookbook.

And here’s the recipe!

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CORONAVIRUS: 
The survivors – Life after COVID-19 | Watch Video
The coronavirus pandemic has left a terrible toll, but to those who have recovered from infection, survival brings relief, new difficulties, and questions about the virus’ long-term effects. Seth Doane talks with doctors and patients who have suffered from COVID-19, and with a woman who started a support group for thousands of other coronavirus survivors like her.

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HARTMAN:
 Kids rebel against lockdown (Video)
Children in America are fed up under stay-at-home orders, and they are rising up to make their demands upon their parents known. Grown-ups, break out the white flags! Steve Hartman reports.       

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The host of this year’s Sunny Awards, David Pogue!

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AWARDS SEASON: “Sunday Morning” presents quarantine videos with their very own awards – the Sunnys! | Watch Video
David Pogue rolls out the figurative red carpet for those entertainers whose humorous and music-filled quarantine videos have enthralled a captive audience.

WEB EXTRA: Behind the scenes of the Sunny Awards
David Pogue explains how, through the magic of TV, he hosted an awards show for “Sunday Morning” in his basement, with winners hailing from around the world.

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MARRIAGE:
  Marlo Thomas + Phil Donahue on the secrets of marriage | Watch Video
Marlo Thomas and Phil Donahue are celebrating their 40th anniversary this spring. To mark the occasion, the actress and talk-show host wrote a book in which 40 famous couples share secrets on how their marriages have stood the test of time, and many other tests along the way. Jane Pauley reports.

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COMMENTARY: 
Jim Gaffigan on missing strangers | Watch Video
The comedian, in Week 7 of his quarantine at home with his family, realizes something is missing from life: People he doesn’t know.

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IN MEMORIAM:
 Some … of many: Those we’ve lost to coronavirus | Watch Video
“Sunday Morning” remembers victims of the COVID-19 pandemic.

       
NATURE:
 Spring flowers in Pennsylvania (Extended Video)
“Sunday Morning” takes us among the flowers that bloom in the spring in York, Pennsylvania. Videographer: Brad Markel.

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THE BOOK REPORT:
 Reviews from Washington Post book critic Ron Charles
Recommendations of four new fiction and non-fiction titles (part of a new online series).

READ A BOOK EXCERPT: “Simon the Fiddler” by Paulette Jiles

READ A BOOK EXCERPT: “Little Family” by Ishmael Beah

READ A BOOK EXCERPT: “Writers & Lovers” by Lily King

READ A BOOK EXCERPT: “Hidden Valley Road” by Robert Kolker

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“SUNDAY MORNING” MATINEE: “Stomp” in quarantine (VIDEO)
The long-running Off-Broadway percussive spectacular “Stomp” may not be stomping on stage right now, but its cast members, each social distancing at home, have joined together virtually to record a special performance for “Sunday Morning” viewers.

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“SUNDAY MORNING” MATINEE:
 “Sing Street” | Watch Video
The coronavirus outbreak has postponed the Broadway opening this spring of the new musical “Sing Street,” adapted from the film by John Carney, about Dublin youths putting together a band. Its star, Brenock O’Connor, performs a song from the stage adaptation, “Dream for You,” by songwriter Gary Clark. 

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RECAP: APRIL 26

Mo Rocca Facebook Live this Sunday

Join us #SundayMorning after the show!
Mo Rocca will be giving a Facebook Live chat at 11AM EST this Sunday. Mo will be discussing his story on “Quackery” this week & you can ask him anything! Post a question in the comment section below. See you right here this Sunday!

Posted by CBS Sunday Morning on Thursday, April 23, 2020

WATCH: Facebook Live Chat with Mo Rocca!
Correspondent Mo Rocca answered viewer questions in a Facebook Live Chat on CBS Sunday Morning’s Facebook page following Sunday’s broadcast. You can watch the archived video here.   

Host: Jane Pauley

WATCH THE FULL APRIL 16 EPISODE!

OPENING: Members of Utah Symphony perform “Abblasen” (Video)
With their concerts cancelled for the foreseeable future, four members of the Utah Symphony – Travis Peterson, principal trumpet; Jeff Luke, associate principal trumpet; Alex Pride, acting 4th/utility trumpet; and Paul Torrisi, 2nd trumpet – offered a performance of Luke’s arrangement of the “Sunday Morning” theme song, the fanfare “Abblasen,” recorded while social-distancing. It’s a blast!

      
COVER STORY:
 Why wasn’t America ready? | Watch Video
News of a mysterious novel coronavirus outbreak spreading in Wuhan, China first drew the attention of American media in early January. So, how did we get from those small but worrying early warnings to now, when our nation leads the world, not in managing the crisis, but in the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths? Correspondent Martha Teichner talks with Pulitzer Prize-winning science writer Laurie Garrett (“The Coming Plague”); Ashish Jha, director of the Harvard Global Health Institute; and Beth Cameron, who was once in charge of pandemic preparedness for the National Security Council, about the Trump administration’s response to COVID-19.

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STYLE:
 Coping with a hairy situation by applying DIY hair color | Watch Video
Life during lockdown is not all black-and-white – it’s gray! But as Faith Salie discovers, gaining a touch of control in your out-of-control life may be rooted in coloring your own hair.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Hair colorist Nancy Braun on supporting personal service workers
Hair colorist Nancy Braun, of the Beverly Hills salon Balayage and an artist for L’Oreal, talks with “Sunday Morning” correspondent Faith Salie about business relationships for personal service workers during the lockdown brought about by the coronavirus pandemic.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Madison Reed CEO on emotion associated with hair coloring
Amy Errett, the CEO and founder of Madison Reed, a hair care and hair color products company, talks with “Sunday Morning” correspondent Faith Salie about the explosion of online business since the lockdown brought about by the coronavirus pandemic.

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FASHION:
 Dressing down: Fashion sense during lockdown | Watch Video
In these anxious times, when people may be gravitating to comfort food, those living in self-isolation may be drawn to wearing comfort clothes, while revealing their lockdown sartorial choices on Instagram. Nancy Giles talks with designer Michael Kors and Washington Post fashion critic Robin Givhan about what homebound people are now wearing; how donning a favorite blazer, dress or pair of sneakers can boost confidence; and why we’re seeing a spike in the sales of pajamas.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:
 For our viewers (Video)
Annoyed by news bulletin interruptions of our broadcast? Jane Pauley has some guidance for viewers on how they can watch “Sunday Morning” press briefing-free.

MEDICINE: Tales from the annals of medical quackery | Watch Video
How does one treat a COVID-19 infection? If someone tells you “Drink bleach,” or tries to sell you a “coronavirus prevention pill,” run away! Correspondent Mo Rocca talks with “Quackery” co-author Dr. Lydia Kang, and with Dr. Stephen Barrett (who runs the Quackwatch website), about the history of quack medicine, and of charlatans and snake oil salesmen who use fears about medical conditions to separate fools from their money with almost surgical precision.

BOOK EXCERPT: “Quackery,” on how radium acquired a glowing reputation as a cure-all

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TELEVISION:  Claire Danes on “Homeland,” and the embarrassment of fame | Watch Video
As a teenager Claire Danes expressed her ambition in life as being “a sane person … who acts.” The star of “Homeland” (now concluding its eighth and final season) and a three-time Emmy-winner, Danes talks with correspondent Holly Williams about her portrayal of CIA officer Carrie Mathison, and the blockbuster film role she doesn’t regret turning down.

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BUSINESS:  A Seattle farmers market reopens | Watch Video
In Seattle last Sunday, a line of people stretching a block long (and standing six feet apart) welcomed the re-opening of Ballard Farmers Market, which sells only locally-grown and produced food. But things are different there now, thanks to COVID-19. Luke Burbank reports.

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PHOTOS OF THE WEEK: Life in Memphis during coronavirus (Video)
“Sunday Morning” presents a snapshot of life in a time of pandemic, featuring the work of photographer Jamie Harmon, whose photo series, “Quarantine Memphis,” depicts Tennesseans in lockdown.

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HARTMAN:
 A restaurant owner’s full-hearted charity (Video)
While most restaurants in America are shuttered, restaurateur Bruno Serato, of Anaheim, Calif., is feeding more people today than ever before during this pandemic. Twice a week, cars line up by the hundreds, many of whom can only afford to pay Serato with a “thank you.” Steve Hartman reports.

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LEGEND: Julie Andrews’ “practically perfect” podcast | Watch Video
“It’s like a very surreal science fiction movie in a way,” says Dame Julie Andrews of the current pandemic. But this week the actress who has co-authored dozens of children’s books with her daughter, Emma Walton Hamilton, debuts a comforting new children’s book podcast, “Julie’s Library.” Correspondent Tracy Smith talks with Andrews and Hamilton about their series, in which families can hear favorite stories read in a very familiar voice.

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COMMENTARY: Jim Gaffigan on consuming all news, all the timeWatch Video
The comedian, now in Week 6 of quarantine with his wife and five children, discusses his diet of ’round-the-clock news about (what else?) coronavirus.

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REMEMBRANCE:
 New York City’s Hart Island: An overlooked final resting placeWatch Video
Hart Island, located in Long Island Sound, is where the City of New York inters the unknown, the unclaimed, or those too poor to afford a burial. It’s the largest Potter’s field in the country, one which is now the final resting place for scores of COVID-19 victims. “48 Hours” correspondent Erin Moriarty made a pilgrimage to the site now much in the news, with a woman whose infant daughter was laid to rest there 42 years ago.  

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IN MEMORIAM:
  Some … of many: Those we’ve lost to coronavirusWatch Video
“Sunday Morning” remembers victims of the COVID-19 pandemic.

GALLERY: Notable deaths in 2020

       
NATURE:
 Egrets (Extended Video)
“Sunday Morning” takes us among egrets at the Corte Madera Marsh Ecological Reserve in Marin County, north of San Francisco. Videographer: Lee McEachern.

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“SUNDAY MORNING” MATINEE: “Dream For You,” from “Sing Street”Watch Video
The coronavirus outbreak has postponed the Broadway opening this spring of the new musical “Sing Street,” adapted from the film by John Carney, about Dublin youths putting together a band. Its star, Brenock O’Connor, performs a song from the stage adaptation, “Dream for You,” by songwriter Gary Clark.

“SUNDAY MORNING” MATINEE:  “A Chorus Line in Quarantine” | Watch Video
44 cast members from the 2006 Broadway revival of “A Chorus Line” – each living in lockdown – perform the show’s opening dance, cut together into “one singular sensation.”
           


RECAP: APRIL 19

WATCH: Facebook Chat with Conor Knighton!
Conor Knighton answers viewer questions in a virtual book tour for “Leave Only Footprints: My Acadia-to-Zion Journey Through Every National Park.” You can watch the archived video in the link above at CBS Sunday Morning’s Facebook page

BOOK + AUDIO EXCERPT: Conor Knighton’s “Leave Only Footprints”
The “Sunday Morning” correspondent introduces his account of a year-long trek through America’s National Parks.


Host: Jane Pauley

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COVER STORY: On the trail of COVID-19 – contact tracing the virus | Watch Video
Contact tracing – being able to trace everyone with whom a contagious person has been in touch – is a fundamental part of managing infectious diseases. David Pogue reports on a historic new collaboration between two rival tech giants, Apple and Google, to develop a means by which smartphones will allow us to receive anonymous notifications when we’ve been exposed.

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CHARITY: The increasing demands upon food banks | Watch Video
Food banks are struggling to find new ways to help record numbers of Americans who are out of work during the pandemic, adding to the millions who already experience food insecurity. CBS News business analyst Jill Schlesinger talks with food pantries whose work in their communities is being strained – by increased demand, costlier supplies, and a reduced workforce – and yet has never been more valuable.

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COMMERCE:
 Drive-thru diagnostics: How car culture facilitates COVID-19 testing | Watch Video
The drive-thru, that symbol of American excess, or efficiency (or laziness), is now the means by which many are being tested for the novel coronavirus. Correspondent Tracy Smith looks at the history of car-culture commerce with Adam Chandler, author of “Drive-Thru Dreams”; and visits a southern California parking lot that is now a drive-thru doctor’s office, where Dr. Matthew Abinante tests for COVID-19 infections.

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Drive-thru America (Video)
Correspondent Bill Geist explores the commercial opportunities that allow drivers to never get out of their cars, from drive-thru dry cleaners, wedding chapels and bars, to funeral homes. This report originally aired on the “CBS Evening News” on June 21, 1996.

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SUNDAY PROFILE:
  Randy Newman has a message: “Stay Away” | Watch Video
The Oscar-winning singer-songwriter’s new coronavirus-themed composition is a love song of sorts, perfect for a time of isolation. John Blackstone “visits” with Newman and his wife, Gretchen Preece. 

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CORRECTIONS:
 The COVID-19 crisis behind bars | Watch Video
Jails and prisons can be toxic breeding grounds for COVID-19. And because prison staff is as vulnerable, if not more so, than the incarcerated, an outbreak behind prison walls will likely spread to the community beyond.  With confinement and social distancing mostly incompatible, “Sunday Morning” Special Contributor Ted Koppel talks with former inmates and social justice advocates about addressing the pandemic crisis inside the nation’s correctional facilities.

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COMMENTARY:  Jason Rosenthal on life after loss | Watch Video
Jason Rosenthal, the subject of a viral 2017 New York Times column titled “You May Want to Marry My Husband,” written by Amy Krouse Rosenthal as she was dying from ovarian cancer, talks about the grieving process, and how to overcome the isolation and sense of tremendous loss that have become familiar states during the pandemic.

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PHOTOS OF THE WEEK: Life in New Orleans during coronavirus (Video)
“Sunday Morning” presents a snapshot of life in a time of pandemic, featuring the work of photojournalist Chris Granger of the Times-Picayune newspaper.

GALLERY: Pandemic: A snapshot of life in New Orleans
Photojournalist Chris Granger captures a moment in time in the Big Easy, when the city became subsumed by the coronavirus pandemic.

GALLERY: New Orleans, before and after lockdown
Photographer Sophia Germer, of The Times-Picayune/New Orleans Advocate, offers a view of the effect of coronavirus on the Big Easy.      

COMMUNICATION: Background report: What does Zoom reveal about your house? (Video)
Correspondent Mo Rocca looks at how video conferencing has pulled back the curtain on our private lives, offering everyone a peek into our homes.

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COMMENTARY:
 Jim Gaffigan: Kids, quarantine and sanity are not compatible | Watch Video
We get a status report on the comedian’s quarantine with his wife and five children.

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TELEVISION:
  “Mrs. America” and the battle over the Equal Rights Amendment | Watch Video
Correspondent Erin Moriarty meets the all-star cast of “Mrs. America,” a new series about the women who fought for, and against, the Equal Rights Amendment in the 1970s, including Cate Blanchett, Rose Byrne, Uzo Aduba, Tracy Ullman, Sarah Paulson, Elizabeth Banks, John Slattery and Margo Martindale.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: John Slattery on playing Phyllis Schlafly’s “secret feminist” husband
In the new TV series “Mrs. America,” Cate Blanchett and John Slattery star as the conservative, anti-ERA advocate Phyllis Schlafly and her husband, Fred Schlafly. Correspondent Erin Moriarty talked with Slattery about how he saw his character, who’d allowed his wife tremendous freedom to campaign against women’s liberation.

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Mrs. America | Official Trailer | FX by
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HARTMAN: A nurse’s duty (Video)
As the coronavirus outbreak spread throughout New York City’s hospitals, 47-year-old Bevin Strickland, of High Point, North Carolina, got up off her couch and put herself on the frontlines to help. Steve Hartman talked with a woman who is no ordinary hero. 

         
ART:
 Artist Kadir Nelson’s evocative response to pandemic | Watch Video
Painters often take moments in history and capture them on canvas, and the current COVID-19 crisis is no exception.  The paint is barely dry on one work by artist Kadir Nelson, who revealed his painting “After the Storm,” a celebration of the strength of the human spirit, to correspondent Lee Cowan.

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IN MEMORIAM:
  Some … of many: Those we’ve lost to coronavirusWatch Video
“Sunday Morning” remembers victims of the pandemic.

Photo credits:

  • John Horton Conway: Princeton University, Office of Communications/Denise Applewhite
  • John Driscoll: Kris Graves

       
NATURE:
 Bear with cubs (Extended Video)
“Sunday Morning” takes us to Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee, where spring has sprung for a bear and her cubs. Videographer: Scot Miller.

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The cast of “Mrs. Doubtfire: The Musical.”

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“SUNDAY MORNING” MATINEE: “Mrs. Doubtfire: The Musical” (VIDEO)
The coronavirus pandemic has closed Broadway shows, including a new musical based on the Robin Williams comedy “Mrs. Doubtfire,” which was still in previews when theatres in New York were shut down. But that didn’t stop star Rob McClure and the cast from performing (while social distancing!) the song “As Long As There Is Love,” presented here for homebound lovers of musical theater.

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FROM THE ARCHIVES: Brian Dennehy on the best part of acting | Watch Video
Two-time Tony Award-winning actor Brian Dennehy died on Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at the age of 81. In this interview originally broadcast on “Sunday Morning” on June 10, 2007, Dennehy talked with correspondent Martha Teichner about his remarkable career, from playing Macbeth as a 13-year-old, to his roles in such popular films as “First Blood” and “Cocoon,” to his acclaimed work as one of the stage’s leading interpreters of Eugene O’Neill and Arthur Miller.
        


RECAP: APRIL 12

Host: Jane Pauley

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HEADLINES: Embracing science in the fight against COVID-19 | Watch Video
Researchers and pharmaceutical companies are working around-the-clock to find an effective treatment for coronavirus. CBS News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook talks about the friction that exists between conducting rigorous clinical trials versus what’s called empiric therapy – trying something out to see if it works – and the dangers of basing treatments upon anecdotal evidence.

HEADLINES: Tough times ahead for small business owners | Watch Video
Just over half of all American workers are employed by small businesses (companies with 500 or fewer employees), and according to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, nearly a quarter of those small businesses could close permanently within two months without a financial lifeline. CBS News business analyst Jill Schlesinger talks to some small business owners who are trying to maintain their (and their employees’) livelihoods in a time of tremendous uncertainty.

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COMMUNITY:  Fighting coronavirus with needle and thread | Watch Video
Some of the most effective weapons against COVID-19 are turning out to be a needle and thread. Lee Cowan reports on how companies large and small, and private individuals who’ve never sewn a button, are contributing to making masks and gowns vital to protecting health care workers and halting the spread of coronavirus.

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COVER STORY:
  What kind of leadership does our nation need? | Watch Video
The professional backgrounds and training of retired four-star Gen. Stanley McChrystal, Dr. Penny Wheeler, the president and CEO of Allina Health, and Father Joseph McShane, the president of Fordham University have little or nothing in common, yet they share some common traits as accomplished leaders. “Sunday Morning” Special Contributor Ted Koppel asks them about the most important elements of leadership, and what our nation seeks out in a time of crisis.

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IMAGES:
 Photos of the week: New York City under coronavirus (VIDEO)
“Sunday Morning” presents a snapshot of life in a time of pandemic, featuring the work of photojournalist Peter Turnley.

GALLERY: Pandemic: A snapshot of life in New York City

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ARTS: Enjoying armchair tours of museums | Watch Video
Museums have always been a way to escape the pressures of daily life. Yet, just when we really need them, they’re closed … except, thank goodness, online. Rita Braver visits some of the arts institutions whose virtual doors are open for exhibitions and artistic exploration.

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COMMENTARY: Madeleine Albright on combating pandemics, of disease and fear | Watch Video
The former Secretary of State and author of “Hell and Other Destinations” talks about the need for an alliance to gain victory over COVID-19.

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ETIQUETTE:  Is the handshake dead? | Watch Video
It’s a ritual we take for granted, when we meet, and when we part … and it’s something we’ve all of a sudden had to learn not to do. Mo Rocca looks into the origins of the handshake, and what it may mean for etiquette, business and personal relationships if we can’t get back to shaking hands with one another any time soon.

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COMMENTARY: Jim Gaffigan: Lessons from “distance learning” | Watch Video
We get a status report on Week 4 of the comedian’s quarantine with his wife and five children.

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TELEVISION:  Nathan Lane on playing the dark side | Watch Video
Tony Award-winning actor Nathan Lane, best known for playing funny and poignant in such comedies as “The Producers” and “The Birdcage,” now stars in a noir TV murder mystery tinged with the supernatural: “Penny Dreadful: City of Angels.” He talked with correspondent Martha Teichner about pushing himself into more dramatic roles on stage; about the loss of acclaimed playwright Terrence McNally to coronavirus; and about the wisdom he gleaned from George C. Scott, his co-star in his very first Broadway show back in 1982.

To watch a trailer for the series “Penny Dreadful: City of Angels” click on the video player below:


Penny Dreadful: City of Angels (2020) Official Trailer | SHOWTIME by
Penny Dreadful on SHOWTIME on
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OUTDOORS: Visiting our national parks online | Watch Video
Unfortunately taking a trip to enjoy America’s National Parks isn’t in the cards right now. But there are a surprising number of ways to enjoy the Great Outdoors while indoors. Conor Knighton checks out how those who are “parked” at home can experience our nation’s natural wonders, from recordings capturing soundscapes of weather and wildlife, to Skype field trips, and virtual treks through a glacier or cave.

BOOK + AUDIO EXCERPT: Conor Knighton’s “Leave Only Footprints”
The “Sunday Morning” correspondent introduces his account of a year-long trek through America’s National Parks

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IN MEMORIAM:
  Some … of many: Those we’ve lost to coronavirus | Watch Video
“Sunday Morning” remembers victims of the coronavirus pandemic.

       
COMMENTARY:
 Cardinal Dolan: The renewal of spring | Watch Video
The archbishop of New York on rejoicing in the season and its promise of new life and hope.

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COMMENTARY:
 Rabbi José Rolando Matalon: A cause for hope, in spite of our forced isolation | Watch Video
The rabbi of New York City’s B’nai Jeshurun says, although we are confined in the face of a pandemic, it is a time for us to extend ourselves, to reach out in solidarity and care for one another.

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NATURE:
 Bald eagle fledglings (Video)
“Sunday Morning” takes us to Canaveral Marshes Conservation Area along the St. Johns River in Florida, a safe harbor for bald eagle fledglings getting their start in life.

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FROM THE ARCHIVES: Father and son: Guitarists Bucky Pizzarelli and John Pizzarelli (Video)
As a singer John Pizzarelli has been crooning classic standards by such legendary artists as Nat King Cole and Frank Sinatra. As a guitar player he had an even closer inspiration: his father, jazz guitarist John “Bucky” Pizzarelli. The two talked with “Sunday Morning” correspondent Billy Taylor about their musical collaboration (which would evolve into several albums together) in a story originally broadcast on June 28, 1992. [Bucky Pizzarelli died on April 1, 2020 at age 94.]


RECAP: APRIL 5

Host: Jane Pauley

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HEADLINES:
 Understanding the record jobless numbers | Watch Video
CBS News business analyst Jill Schlesinger on this week’s 6.6 million new jobless figures.

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COVER STORY: With more working from home, our Internet undergoes a stress test | Watch Video
With so many people working from home nowadays, there has been a dramatic rise – as much as 50% – in internet traffic on residential networks that weren’t built for data-heavy two-way video conferencing. Will the internet be able to handle it all? David Pogue reports.

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HOME:  “Victory Gardens” for the war against COVID-19 | Watch Video
With spring in the air, people are looking to plant gardens. But the coronavirus pandemic and the challenging times facing those in lockdown have brought to mind among some green thumbs the victory gardens of World War II. Tracy Smith reports on how nurseries this time of year are selling out, not of flower bulbs, but of vegetables, and how online tutorials about growing your own food are sprouting up everywhere.

GALLERY: Propaganda art for WWII Victory Gardens

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MEDICINE:
 Teletherapy: Connecting therapists and clients during a time of separation | Watch Video
The coronavirus pandemic has meant that Mosaic, a Bronx, N.Y. non-profit mental health center, had no choice but to close its doors to in-person visits. To address the needs of its patients, Mosaic’s staff of counselors and therapists took drastic measures, switching all mental health counseling to teletherapy – therapeutic sessions conducted over the phone. Susan Spencer reports on the altered dynamics of teletherapy, and how patients whose feelings of helplessness and anxiety are being compounded by a catastrophically anxious time are getting help.

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HISTORY:
  Remembering the great toilet paper shortage of 1973 | Watch Video
In the early 1970s Americans had experienced gasoline shortages owing to the OPEC oil embargo. So, when Johnny Carson made a joke about a shortage of toilet paper on “The Tonight Show,” rolls of toilet paper began disappearing off store shelves, as nervous consumers hoarded the precious commodity, thereby creating a genuine shortage. Mo Rocca explores the real-world implications of a joke.

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POSTCARD FROM ITALY: What lessons can Italy teach the U.S. about the coronavirus? | Watch Video
Italian doctors who fought the pandemic of COVID-19 and have seen its devastating toll talk with Seth Doane about the imperative for Americans to prepare, and how time wasted has left countries scrambling to respond.

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JOURNALISM: Social Q’s for the Age of Coronavirus | Watch Video
New York Times columnist Philip Galanes discusses social dilemmas for those wrestling with the new kinds of conflicts created by the pandemic, and why he’s an optimist about the current crisis. Erin Moriarty reports.

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COMMENTARY:
  Jim Gaffigan: Spring arrives for those in lockdown | Watch Video
The new season is a time for renewal. Flowers are blooming! Birds are tweeting! And Jim Gaffigan remains in quarantine in his apartment with his wife and five children.

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HUMOR: Advice for the “Next-Greatest Generation” | Watch Video
For millions of Americans, these are challenging times. For some insight into resilience from a generation that survived a depression and world war, Turner Classic Movies host Ben Mankiewicz turned to funnymen Mel Brooks and Carl Reiner. Via cyberchat, the two comedy writers, who first met in the 1950s (“Call it laugh at first sight”), talk about enduring World War II and coming out on top. Mankiewicz also talks with “Star Trek” actor and activist George Takei (who as a child was detained in a Japanese-American internment camp in the 1940s) about what Americans look for when facing an uncertain future. Mankiewicz also talks with Brooks’ son, Max Brooks, about what the act of social distancing means to his father, and all of us.  

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GAMES: For one Portland arcade, it’s not “game over” | Watch Video
Just last month, Logan Bowden was celebrating the resurgence of pinball; his Portland, Ore., company, Quarterworld, which features scores of classic pinball and arcade games, was a success – until the coronavirus pandemic made pinball parlors a no-go. But Quarterworld earned a bonus round, by offering shut-in Portlanders eager to play the opportunity to rent Bowden’s games for their very own home. Luke Burbank reports.

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BOOKS:
 “Little Fires Everywhere” author Celeste Ng | Watch Video
For her second mega-bestselling novel, “Little Fires Everywhere” (which is now a Hulu miniseries), writer Celeste Ng was inspired by the Cleveland, Ohio suburb where she grew up as the daughter of Hong Kong immigrants. In February she returned to Shaker Heights with correspondent Martha Teichner, to talk about her childhood in a progressive and diverse community, and her stories of class and racial divides.

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IN MEMORIAM:  Some … of many: Those we’ve lost to coronavirus | Watch Video
“Sunday Morning” remembers victims of the coronavirus pandemic.

FROM THE ARCHIVE: The Marsalis jazz family (VIDEO)
In this report originally broadcast on “Sunday Morning” January 30, 1983, Dr. Billy Taylor reported on a virtuoso “boy wonder” of jazz, 21-year-old trumpet player Wynton Marsalis, whose promising future was already taking off. Taylor also talked with New Orleans jazz pianist Ellis Marsalis, the patriarch of a family of talented musicians, who collaborated with his sons, Wynton and Branford, on a 1982 album titled “Fathers and Sons.” (Ellis Marsalis died on April 1, 2020.)

FROM THE ARCHIVE: The Marsalis family’s musical legacy (VIDEO)
In this “Sunday Morning” feature which originally aired on May 2, 2004, Ellis Marsalis talked about the musical traditions and love for jazz that he passed down to sons Wynton, Jason, Delfeayo and Branford Marsalis, musicians all.

        

NATURE: Snow geese at the Finger Lakes (Extended Video)
“Sunday Morning” takes us near Savannah, New York, in the Finger Lakes … a favorite spot for migrating snow geese. Videographer: Carl Mrozek.

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ESSAY: A grateful nation thanks Dr. Anthony Fauci | Watch Video
The head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases has become the face of the nation’s pandemic response. Lee Cowan talks about the most-trusted voice in the administration’s efforts to stem the spread of the coronavirus, and about how Dr. Anthony Fauci’s many supporters are making their gratitude for his work known.

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RECAP: MARCH 29

Guest Host: Lee Cowan in Los Angeles

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HEALTH: Dr. Jon LaPook on the value of antibody tests for past coronavirus infection | Watch Video
With the friction between treating COVID-19 and protecting the populace from infection vs. reopening businesses, testing for immunity to coronavirus is urgently vital. Dr. Jon LaPook explains the importance of serology (or antibody) testing for the virus, and why it needs to be done now.

COVER STORY: How to live AND work at home without losing your mind | Watch Video
David Pogue offers rules for conducting business and maintaining social relationships while observing social-distancing protocols as we work remotely during the coronavirus pandemic.  (And yes, cats are allowed!)

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TIME OUT:
 Ignaz Semmelweis, the pioneering doctor behind hand-washing | Watch Video
The 19th-century Hungarian doctor determined that proper hand hygiene could make all the difference between life and death – and his ideas were rejected. Lee Cowan reports.

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DUTY:
 The 2020 Census: America is down for the count | Watch Video
The once-in-a-decade enumeration of everyone in America has been launched – and pandemic or not, the work of the Census Bureau will go on. Chip Reid talks with Census Director Steve Dillingham, and with other public officials and social activists, about the importance of participating in the census, which – in a time of pandemic – can be fulfilled by phone, mail and online.  

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TIME OUT:
 How Purell cleaned up | Watch Video
How a small, family-owned company turned a product that no one wanted – hand sanitizer – into a necessity.

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ECONOMY:
 Help wanted: The business outlook of the coronavirus outbreak | Watch Video
New unemployment claims for the most recent measured week totaled 3.28 million. Facing an unprecedented event, the government is taking unprecedented measures as America’s economy hits the crisis stage. But there are also firms that are hiring in response to the pandemic. CBS News business analyst Jill Schlesinger reports.

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LIFE UNDER LOCKDOWN
Time to catch up on TV | Watch Video
Hollywood Reporter TV critic Daniel Fienberg offers new and classic series for those housebound by the pandemic, now that we have more time to binge-watch.

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POLITICS:
 The definition of leadership | Watch Video
What does leadership look like in this time of crisis? We’re learning the names of top officials of states struggling with a global pandemic – Andrew Cuomo of New York, Jay Inslee of Washington, Mike DeWine of Ohio, Gretchen Whitmer of Michigan – as governors are far out in front of the president in response to COVID-19, united in their bipartisan push to get what they need. Martha Teichner talks with Gov. Larry Hogan of Maryland, chairman of the National Governors Association, and with historian Doris Kearns Goodwin, about when governors take the lead in turbulent times – in this case, a defining crisis for our generation.

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COMMENTARY: Life in quarantine is like a sitcom | Watch Video
Comedian Jim Gaffigan says holing up with his wife and five kids mirrors a never-ending TV series.

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ON STAGE: Sarah Jessica Parker + Matthew Broderick | Watch Video
The actors are working together for the first time since they married 23 years ago in the (now-delayed) return to Broadway of Neil Simon’s “Plaza Suite.” Jane Pauley sits down with Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick to talk about playing a couple on stage, and whether Carrie Bradshaw and Ferris Bueller would have dated. 

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GAMES:  Piecing together the history of jigsaw puzzles | Watch Video
Many people shut in to help stem the coronavirus pandemic are turning to jigsaw puzzles to pass the time. Mo Rocca reports on their history and popularity.

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LIFE UNDER LOCKDOWN: Recommended books | Watch Video
Washington Post book critic Ron Charles offers suggestions for these challenging, cloistered times.

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ESSAY:
 The Hippocratic Oath | Watch Video
The exhausted doctors and nurses fighting the coronavirus are our best hope, unwavering in their sacred task to tend the sick and suffering, even as they put themselves in danger, says Lee Cowan.

             
PASSAGE:
 In memoriam (VIDEO)
“Sunday Morning” remembers several illustrious figures who left us this past week: Harlem Globetrotters’ Fred “Curly” Neal; Cameroonian jazz and funk saxophonist Manu Dibango; four-time Tony-winning playwright Terrence McNally; and civil rights leader Joseph Lowery.

       
NATURE: 
Antelope Island (Extended Video)
“Sunday Morning” takes us to Antelope Island State Park in Utah. Videographer: Derek Reich.

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EXCURSIONS: A brisk walk with Nancy Giles (Video)
“Sunday Morning” contributor Nancy Giles is, like most of us, self-isolating because of the coronavirus pandemic. But that’s not an excuse to miss out on some exercise, and a helpful distraction. Giles takes us on a walk around Weehawken, N.J. for some fresh air and spectacular views.

LIFE UNDER LOCKDOWN: Virtual museum-going: A guide for socially-distanced art lovers
In lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic? Explore art from among the world’s leading collections — even while they’re closed.       

NATURE UP CLOSE: TBD


RECAP: MARCH 22

Guest Host: Lee Cowan in Los Angeles

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FIRST THINGS FIRST: Coronavirus and flattening the curve: “This is no time to be selfish” | Watch Video
Dr. Jon LaPook on the part we must all play to reduce our exposure to the virus and minimize its spread to others.

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COVER STORY:
 Coronavirus and the contagion of fear | Watch Video
While stress and anxiety can drive us to take healthy precautions in trying circumstances (like a pandemic), our irrational fear can become dangerous when it goes off the rails. David Pogue talks to psychologists and researchers about how emotion, in contrast to facts, can steer our response to danger and the unknown.

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CORONAVIRUS:  CBS News’ Seth Doane, diagnosed with COVID-19, on living under quarantine | Watch Video
CBS News foreign correspondent Seth Doane is currently under quarantine at his home in Rome after being diagnosed with COVID-19. He speaks about how life has drastically changed in a country hard-hit by the virus, and how he and others struggle to maintain normalcy in an abnormal time. 

FINANCE: The economic fallout of coronavirus | Watch Video
As the global economy enters an unprecedented shutdown during the coronavirus outbreak, CBS News business analyst Jill Schlesinger talks with Nobel Prize-winning economics expert Joseph Stiglitz; Michael Goodman, president of the investment management firm Wealthstream Advisors; and Jake Dell,  owner of New York City’s venerable Katz’s Delicatessen, about weathering the economic storm. She also talks with improv actor Ed Herbstman, whose Magnet Theater – shuttered by the pandemic – is now being forced to improvise.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Coronavirus economics: Should you tap your 401(k) right now?
The COVID-19 pandemic has created tremendous economic uncertainty. CBS News business analyst Jill Schlesinger talks with Michael Goodman, president of the investment management firm Wealthstream Advisors, about how people should strategize when considering dipping into their retirement savings.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: How the coronavirus pandemic exposed deficiencies in our economy
CBS News business analyst Jill Schlesinger talks with Nobel Prize-winning Columbia University professor Joseph Sitglitz about how efficiencies in our economy, aimed at increasing short-term profit, have made us more vulnerable in the crisis we face today with the COVID-19 pandemic.

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PASSAGE:
 Kenny Rogers (Video)
“Sunday Morning” remembers singer Kenny Rogers (“The Gambler”), who died Friday at age 81.

FROM THE ARCHIVE: Kenny Rogers profiled by Russ Mitchell on “Sunday Morning” (9/3/2006)

HISTORY: Bellevue, the storied history of America’s oldest public hospital | Watch Video
The New York City medical institution became renowned for turning no one away, and for treating the worst of cases with the best of care. Mo Rocca reports.

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LIFE UNDER QUARANTINE: Movies as an escape from pandemic | Watch Video
Critic David Edelstein on the new streaming reality for the forcibly homebound, offering opportunities to see the world more deeply as we practice social-distancing.

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CORONAVIRUS:
 Physicians and bioethicists on a pressing question: Who lives, and who dies? | Watch Video
As COVID-19 cases increase, hospitals are preparing for a situation in which the number of patients needing ventilators exceeds their actual number of ventilators. Senior Contributor Ted Koppel looks at the agonizing life-and-death choices hospitals may be facing.

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COMMENTARY: Jim Gaffigan on family life under lockdown | Watch Video
The comedian, who has been in quarantine with his wife and five children, on the new normal.

Watch “Dinner With the Gaffigans” on Jim Gaffigan’s YouTube channel!

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SUNDAY PROFILE:
 Alicia Keys on her struggle to know herself | Watch Video
Alicia Keys might be the reigning queen of cool. But in the past few years, even as she was rocketing to new heights of fame, the private Alicia Keys was struggling with profound doubts about what she was doing, why she was doing it, and even who she was. Now, the multiple Grammy-winner has paused for a little self-reflection in a new book (“More Myself: A Journey”) and a new album (“Alicia”), which she discusses with correspondent Tracy Smith. 

WEB EXTRA: Alicia Keys: In life we don’t get what we ask for (VIDEO)
Singer Alicia Keys reads an excerpt from her upcoming audio book of “More Myself: A Journey” (coming March 31), in which she talks of self-actualization and self-doubt. 

To watch Alicia Keys perform “Underdog,” from her upcoming album “Alicia,” click on the video player below: 


Alicia Keys – Underdog (Official Video) by
aliciakeysVEVO on
YouTube

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LIFE UNDER QUARANTINE: Chef Bobby Flay on food as a retreat | Watch Video
Chef, restaurateur and Food Network star Bobby Flay on the fallout from coronavirus on the food service industry, and how preparing comfort food becomes a familiar retreat in unsettling times.

RECIPES: Comfort food for discomfiting times
Bobby Flay offers his recipes for Spaghetti & Meatballs with Ricotta, Chicken Soup, and Chicken Salad.

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ESSAY:
 No, the world is not ending | Watch Video
Thoughts from Lee Cowan on what changes have been brought to our lives by the coronavirus outbreak, and how social distancing may actually bring us closer together.

       
NATURE:
 Cherry blossoms (Video)
“Sunday Morning” visits the nation’s capital for a view of blossoming cherry trees, a hopeful sign of spring. Videographer: Danny Farkas.

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NATURE UP CLOSE:
 Allowing nature to tend to our souls
“Sunday Morning” contributing videographer Judy Lehmberg offers a break from the virus.


RECAP: MARCH 15

Due to the coronavirus diagnosis of several employees at the CBS Broadcast Center, “Sunday Morning” will present an encore broadcast of our 40th anniversary celebration, which originally aired on January 27, 2019. 

WATCH THE FULL MARCH 15 EPISODE!

A LOOK BACK: A history of “Sunday Morning” (Video)
Jane Pauley looks back at the very beginning of “Sunday Morning” in 1979, and how over the last four decades the broadcast has stayed true to Charles Kuralt’s vision – traveling the back roads, taking our audience places and showing them things they wouldn’t see anywhere else on television, to make sure “gentler subjects” get their due.

       
A LOOK BACK:
 The roads less traveled | Watch Video
For 40 years, “Sunday Morning” correspondents have meandered from exotic destinations and out-of-the-way places to our own backyards. Lee Cowan takes on a Sunday Drive through the past.

A LOOK BACK: The musicians of “Sunday Morning” (Video)
We take a moment to re-visit some of the countless musical stars that “Sunday Morning” has profiled over the years.

MUSIC: “Abblasen” (Video)
There’s no mistaking our “Sunday Morning” theme music, no matter how many different ways it’s been played over the years. Nancy Giles gives the story of how 18th century German composer Gottfried Reiche’s Abblasen” became our theme, and talks with musician Wynton Marsalis, whose recording has been trumpeting the start of our show every week for almost 15 years.

        
A LOOK BACK:
 The artist’s vision | Watch Video
For four decades “Sunday Morning” has been a sort of art gallery on TV. Martha Teichner checks out some of the artists whose work has graced our screens.

        
A LOOK BACK:
 Stories with heart | Watch Video
Tracy Smith explores a “Sunday Morning” specialty: stories spotlighting people great and small at their best.

        
ART:
 The “Sun Queen” | Watch Video
For 20 years associate director Jessica Frank has been handpicking every shining example of sun artwork to appear on our program – about 9,000 and counting. Serena Altschul talks to Frank about what goes into bringing sunshine into every broadcast.

A LOOK BACK: That’s entertainment (Video)
“Sunday Morning” looks back at some of the stars of stage and screen that have been on our program during the past four decades.

        
A LOOK BACK:
 The bold-faced interviews | Watch Video
Over the years “Sunday Morning” has brought its viewers interviews with some of the most fascinating newsmakers. Rita Braver brings us a roll call.

        
HARTMAN:
 Good neighbors (Video)
Steve Hartman tells us about an unusual ritual in one Utah community that has bound residents together, to come to the aid every evening of a neighbor with multiple sclerosis. (Originally broadcast September 14, 2018.)

        
A LOOK BACK:
 The quirky side of life (Video)
Mo Rocca digs into some of the quirky stories that have been a “Sunday Morning” tradition since Charles Kuralt first went “on the road.”  

       
ODE:
 A poem by Ted Koppel | Watch Video
“Sunday Morning” is treated to an ode by our Special Contributor.         

         
A LOOK BACK:
 In memoriam (Video)
Jane Pauley remembers some of the members of our “Sunday Morning” family whom we have lost over the past 40 years.

NATURE: Capturing the “Sunday Morning” Moments of NatureWatch Video
Conor Knighton meets some of our team of videographers who bring the beauty and sounds of nature to our broadcast each week.

         
NATURE:
 Caddo Lake, Texas (Extended Video)
“Sunday Morning” takes us to Caddo Lake in Texas. Videographer: Scot Miller.
      

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LIVE EVENT: An Evening with CBS Sunday Morning – Live at Town Hall (Video)
In honor of its 40-year anniversary, CBS “Sunday Morning” host Jane Pauley and the show’s team of correspondents recently held a special live event at New York’s historic Town Hall, “An Evening with CBS Sunday Morning.” Guests included Jon Bastiste, and the subjects of one of Steve Hartman’s most heartwarming profiles.


RECAP: MARCH 8

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HEADLINES: Italy goes to new extremes to fight coronavirus outbreak (Video)
Italy, which has the highest coronavirus death toll outside of Asia, has announced stringent new measures to fight the outbreak, quarantining about a quarter of its people, and even banning weddings and funerals. Charlie D’Agata has the latest. 

        
HEADLINES:
 Coronavirus: Steps to stay safe | Watch Video
Dr. Jon LaPook with the latest on the virus’ spread in the U.S., and what precautions you should take to avoid infecting yourself and others.

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COVER STORY: Napping – You snooze, you win! | Watch Video
Whoever said “You snooze, you lose,” never met Brian Halligan, CEO of a Boston-area tech company, who admits he sleeps on the job. And researchers say that can be a good thing: An afternoon nap has been found to improve performance, cognition and memory, and reduce frustration. Need proof? How about the 2013 Boston Red Sox, who put a nap room in the clubhouse, on their way to earning their World Series championship rings? Susan Spencer talks with sleep doctors and historians about the restorative effects of naps; how our sleep architecture has changed over time; and why sleep-deprived Americans spend almost $30 billion a year on items (from weighted napping blankets to sleep-enhancing pajamas) geared toward helping them catch some shuteye. 

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ALMANAC:
 The Marx Brothers | Watch Video
On March 8, 1959, Groucho, Chico and Harpo appeared together for the last time, on TV’s “General Electric Theater.” Jane Pauley reports. 

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Muhammad Ali cools off while training in Miami Beach, February 1971. From the book “Picture: Muhammad Ali,” featuring rare images by the photographers of the Louisville Courier-Journal.

Larry Spitzer/The Courier-Journal/PSG


PHOTOGRAPHY: Muhammad Ali, in and out of the ring | Watch Video
The book “Picture: Muhammad Ali” shows how photographers from the Louisville Courier-Journal, the boxer’s hometown newspaper, captured both public and private moments of “The Greatest.” Tony Dokoupil reports. 

GALLERY: Rare photos of Muhammad Ali

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STAGE: “Riverdance” at 25 | Watch Video
In the 1990s “Riverdance,” a boisterous celebration of Irish music and dance, became an unlikely show-biz phenomenon, with sold-out performances around the globe. Now it’s back with a 25th anniversary show, headed for New York’s Radio City Music Hall. Correspondent Mark Phillips talks with John McColgan and Moya Doherty, producers of the original “Riverdance” and its newest iteration, and with 22-year-old dancer Amy-Mae Dolan, who has never known a world without “Riverdance.”

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HARTMAN: Norah and Dan (Video)
Four years ago, Dan Peterson was in his darkest days. His wife had just died, he was severely depressed, and was out grocery shopping for himself in Augusta, Ga., when he was spotted by four-year-old Norah Wood, who said, “Hi, old person!” and demanded a hug. The two struck up an unlikely friendship which continued through Norah’s kindergarten graduation and weekly visits to his garden, with countless hugs along the way, even up to the day before Dan died last month at age 85. Steve Hartman revisits the friendship that touched the world, which offered a prescription for happiness.

HISTORY: The 1918 flu pandemic, a cautionary tale | Watch Video
The pandemic of H1N1 virus in 1918 infected about one-third of the world’s population, causing at least 50 million deaths, including more than a half-million in the United States.  Martha Teichner reports.

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MUSIC:  The Dixie Chicks on turning their bad times into ballads | Watch Video
The Dixie Chicks, comprised of lead singer Natalie Maines and sisters Martie Maguire and Emily Strayer, are one of the biggest female music acts of all time, with tens of millions of records sold, and 13 Grammy Awards. They talk with correspondent Tracy Smith about the Iraq War controversy that led to boycotts and blacklists of their music over comments made about President George W. Bush, and how failed relationships became a source of inspiration for their upcoming album, “Gaslighter,” their first studio album together since 2006’s Grammy-winning smash “Taking the Long Way.”

Watch the official music video of “Gaslighter” by the Dixie Chicks:


Dixie Chicks – Gaslighter (Official Video) by
dixiechicksVEVO on
YouTube

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PASSAGE:
 “Sunday Morning” remembersWatch Video
We look back at the lives of noted figures from the WWII homefront, architecture and television who left us: Rosalind P. Walter, an inspiration for “Rosie the Riveter”; architect Henry Cobb; James Lipton, longtime host of TV’s “Inside the Actors Studio”; and jazz pianist McCoy Tyner.  

SUNDAY PROFILE: Mandy Moore returns to music with “Silver Landings” | Watch Video
Mandy Moore was a certified teen pop star, and a regular presence on MTV, before stretching into acting. Just a few years ago, she had been so shaken by a divorce and lack of acting work she considered leaving Hollywood. But that was before landing a starring role in a show that exceeded all expectations, the TV hit “This Is Us.” Moore talked with correspondent Luke Burbank about a young girl’s music dreams, and a woman realizing her dreams with her new album, “Silver Landings,” a collaboration with her second husband, musician Taylor Goldsmith.

To watch Mandy Moore perform “Save a Little For Yourself,” from her album, “Silver Landings,” click on the video player below: 


Mandy Moore – Save A Little For Yourself by
MandyMooreVEVO on
YouTube

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NATURE:
 River otters (Extended Video)
“Sunday Morning” takes us along the Arrowhead State Trail in northern Minnesota, a winter playground for river otters. Videographer: Scot Miller.

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CALENDAR:
 Week of March 9 | Watch Video
“Sunday Morning” takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead. Jane Pauley reports.  

NATURE UP CLOSE: Plants that steal or kill for nutrients
Several rare plant species found at New York’s Letchworth State Park don’t rely on photosynthesis to survive.

TAKE FIVE: Arts & events around the U.S. (March 6)
Check out the “Sunday Morning” listings of events this coming week.


RECAP: MARCH 1

WATCH THE FULL MARCH 1 EPISODE!

HEADLINES: Ed O’Keefe: Voters are deciding at the last minute (Video)
Correspondent Ed O’Keefe reports on former Vice President Joe Biden’s big win in the South Carolina primary Saturday, and looks ahead to a “Super-sized” Tuesday in the presidential primary.

       
HEADLINES: 
The facts about coronavirus: What you need to know | Watch Video
Dr. Jon LaPook with the latest information about the virus and how to protect yourself and others. 

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COVER STORY:
  Gretchen Carlson and the complicated truth about NDAs | Watch Video
In the wake of widespread revelations about sexual harassment that have brought down dozens of powerful men (including Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein), the role of non-disclosure agreements, or NDAs, has come under heavy scrutiny. Critics say these deals, where both parties agree to keep quiet about a harassment allegation in exchange for money, can be used to protect serial offenders. Former news anchor Gretchen Carlson and her Fox News colleague Julie Roginsky talk with Faith Salie about Lift Our Voices, an organization they helped found that advocates for laws banning the use of confidentiality agreements in sexual harassment settlements. Salie also talks with University of Pennsylvania Law School professor David Hoffman and attorney Debra Katz about the harm NDAs can do.

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ALMANAC:
 The first commercially-successful typewriter | Watch Video
On March 1, 1873, the Remington company produced a typewriter with the now-familiar “QWERTY” keyboard. Jane Pauley reports.

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BUSINESS: How Jenny Doan created the Disneyland of quilting | Watch Video
A decade ago Hamilton, Missouri was like a lot of small towns with its best days behind it. Then Jenny Doan and her family, who’d been through rough patches themselves, opened a quilting shop, and Doan launched a new career as a YouTube quilting celebrity. Correspondent Luke Burbank reports.

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SUNDAY PROFILE: Paulina Porizkova: “It’s really freaking hard to be a woman over 50” | Watch Video
The Czech emigre supermodel was a familiar cover girl in the 1980s and ’90s and became the face of Estée Lauder. But now, Paulina Porizkova tells “CBS This Morning” co-host Anthony Mason, the modeling shoots are much rarer, and the death last September of her husband, Ric Ocasek of The Cars, left her with a shocking surprise.

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HARTMAN:
 An amateur goalie put to the test (Video)
When a former Zamboni driver took to the ice last week as an emergency replacement goaltender and stopped 8 out of 10 shots, he became an overnight sensation among NHL fans. But, thought correspondent Steve Hartman, could an Average Joe do just as well stopping pucks? He suited up to find out – and it didn’t quite go as he’d hoped.

       
PASSAGE: 
“Sunday Morning” remembers (Video)
“Sunday Morning” marks the passing this week of noted figures in the fields of literature and science: adventure novelist Clive Cussler; NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson, whose story was told in “Hidden Figures”; and theoretical physicist Freeman Dyson.

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Author and undersea explorer Clive Cussler (Video)
Novelist Clive Cussler, the man whose maritime alter-ego, adventurer Dirk Pitt, raised the Titanic and explored countless shipwrecks, has himself located more than 60 sunken ships and submarines. Cussler (who died on February 24, 2020, at age 88) talked to correspondent Anthony Mason in this interview that originally aired on “Sunday Morning” on January 25, 1998, in which he discussed his passion for vintage cars, and for going beneath the ocean’s surface to find the answers to naval history’s perplexing questions.

TELEVISION:  Vanna White, a woman of letters | Watch Video
Since 1982, Vanna White has demonstrated that no one reveals letters better than she. Correspondent Mo Rocca profiles the “Wheel of Fortune” hostess, and also speaks with Pat Sajak about their long partnership.

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MILEPOST: Leap Year: Bringing birthdays out of limbo | Watch Video
It’s the paradox Gilbert & Sullivan highlighted in “The Pirates of Penzance”: Those born on February 29 are out of sync with everyone else. 
     

ARCHITECTURE: Architect Rem Koolhaas contemplates the future of cities – and the countryside | Watch Video
At New York’s Guggenheim Museum, a thought-provoking exhibition recently opened with virtually no art. Its subject? Rural spaces. “Countryside: The Future” is presented by a man famous for designing buildings that define urban skylines, Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas. He spoke with correspondent Seth Doane about his highly-anticipated show aimed at bringing focus to life outside cities, which makes up 98 percent of the world.

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CALENDAR:
 Week of March 2 | Watch Video
“Sunday Morning” takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead. Jane Pauley reports.

        

NATURE: Owls (Extended Video)
“Sunday Morning” takes us to Plum Island in Massachusetts, a winter home for owls. Videographer: Michael Clark.

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NATURE UP CLOSE: Plants that steal or kill for nutrients
Several rare plant species found at New York’s Letchworth State Park don’t rely on photosynthesis to survive.

TAKE FIVE: Arts & events around the U.S. (February 28)
Check out the “Sunday Morning” listings of events this coming week.


RECAP: FEBRUARY 23

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HEADLINES: Sanders wins Nevada’s Democratic caucuses (Video)
Senator Bernie Sanders celebrated in Texas Saturday after clinching the Nevada presidential caucuses. Nikole Killion reports from Las Vegas.

         
COVER STORY: 
Epic, the software company that’s changed the sharing of medical records (including, probably, yours) | Watch Video
Correspondent Lee Cowan reports on an unusual Wisconsin company that is changing the way medical records are kept, accessed and disseminated. 

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ALMANAC:
 “Remember the Alamo!” | Watch Video
February 23, 1836 marked the beginning of the Mexican army’s 13-day siege upon the Alamo mission in what is today San Antonio, Texas. Jane Pauley reports.  

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ART: Assemblage artist Betye Saar: Making the ordinary extraordinary | Watch Video
In recent months 93-year-old artist Betye Saar has been cast in the spotlight with major shows in New York City and Los Angeles, both met with glowing reviews. Saar’s primary art form is assemblage – sculptures made from found items that she pieces together, often addressing spirituality and black oppression – that turn the ordinary into the extraordinary. Correspondent Serna Altschul reports.

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MILEPOST: 
Changes at Victoria’s Secret (Video)
A major change is underway at the struggling lingerie retailer Victoria’s Secret. Jane Pauley reports.

BUSINESS: Bob’s Red Mill | Watch Video
At 91, Bob Moore is an unexpected celebrity in the whole natural and organic foods industry, as the face of the company he founded, Bob’s Red Mill. He talks with correspondent Luke Burbank about his recipe for success.

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HARTMAN:
 A special bond (Video)
Eight-year-old Robbie Gay loves an underdog. An abused child who entered the foster care system before being adopted, he now goes to the Flagler County Humane Society in Palm Coast, Florida, determined to adopt as many dogs as his parents will allow. But not just any dogs. Steve Hartman reports.

COVER STORY: George Washington’s turbulent retirement | Watch Video
Through eight grueling years of the Revolutionary War, and another eight as the first President of the United States, George Washington was sustained by a dream, of the day he would return to Mount Vernon, his beloved plantation high above the Potomac River, where at 65 years old he aspired to a peaceful retirement as a farmer. But that’s not quite how it turned out. His post-presidency was filled with controversy, intrigue, and personal torment. CBS News chief Washington correspondent Chip Reid visits Mount Vernon, and talks with Jonathan Horn, author of “Washington’s End: The Final Years and Forgotten Struggle.”

BOOK EXCERPT: “Washington’s End,” on the final years of the father of our country

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MOVIES: Richard Dreyfuss on facing down sharks, aliens, and his own demons | Watch Video
The Oscar-winning star talks with Turner Classic Movies host Ben Mankiewicz about success, failure, and his goal to become a better person.

EXTENDED INTERVIEW: Richard Dreyfuss on “American Graffiti,” “Jaws,” and civics classes
An expanded transcript of Turner Classic Movies host Ben Mankiewicz’s conversation with the Oscar-winning actor, who talks about his apprenticeship in 1960s TV; George Lucas and Steven Spielberg; and what Civil War general he would like to play

        
HISTORY: 
The Battle of Iwo Jima, 75 years ago | Watch Video

     

OPINION: Faith Salie: There’s no “I” in “Team,” but there is a “ME” | Watch Video
The “Sunday Morning” contributor says the increasingly indiscriminate use of the term “Team” among work colleagues can be self-serving to a team’s “Leader.”

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ART: Keeping a classic technique of painting alive in Florence | Watch Video
At his studio Charles Cecil teaches the “sight-size” method of portraiture developed during the Renaissance. Seth Doane reports. 

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CORRESPONDENCE: 
“Sunday Morning” news and viewer mail (Video)
Jane Pauley dips into the mail bag. 

           
CALENDAR:
 Week of February 24Watch Video
“Sunday Morning” takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead. Jane Pauley reports.

      
NATURE:
 Frozen waterfall (Video)
“Sunday Morning” takes us to a wintry scene at Letchworth State Park south of Rochester, New York. Videographer: Carl Mrozek.
       

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SUNSPOTS: Craft beers surge in popularity, with more than 7,000 craft brewers in U.S. alone | Watch Video
Domestic sales of craft beers have grown to more than $27 billion annually, representing about a quarter of the American beer market. “Sunday Morning” producer Sara Kugel talked with Marcus Doucet, who opened Manchester, N.H.’s Backyard Brewery, one of more than 7,000 craft breweries in the U.S.

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NATURE UP CLOSE: Marine biology at Monterey Bay
The waters off the California town made famous by John Steinbeck’s “Cannery Row” feature one of the most productive and diverse marine ecosystems in the world.

        
TAKE FIVE:
 Arts & events around the U.S. (February 21)
Check out the “Sunday Morning” listings of events this coming week.


RECAP: FEBRUARY 16

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COVER STORY: Taking migraine seriously | Watch Video
About one in seven people live with what’s ranked as the second-most debilitating disease on the planet, right after back pain: migraine. Though the causes are unclear, migraine is a serious neurological disease that often runs in families. But the malady is not often taken seriously, in part because the headaches, sensitivity to light and sound, nausea, dizziness, and a host of other symptoms affect three times as many women as men. Correspondent Susan Spencer talks with doctors grappling with treatments for migraine (and a shortage of migraine researchers), and a Cincinnati artist whose migraine visions have become key to her art.

BOOK EXCERPT: “Migraine: A History”
Medical historian Katherine Foxhall writes of a disabling disease that is little understood, but which affects one out of seven people on Earth

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ALMANAC:
 Esperanto | Watch Video
On February 16, 1905, America’s first club devoted to the constructed universal language Esperanto was founded in Boston. Jane Pauley reports. [La 16-an de februaro 1905, la unua klubo de Usono dediĉita al la konstruita universala lingvo Esperanto fondiĝis en Boston. Jane Pauley raportas.]

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MUSIC: Air Supply: Love is in the air | Watch Video
Air Supply, the duo from Australia that’s never gone away, has been perfecting their romantic pop ballad blend for more than four decades. Correspondent Nancy Giles talked with Russell Hitchcock and Graham Russell about their lack of ego, and these musicians’ gift for making love out of nothing at all. 

You can stream the Air Supply album “The Lost in Love Experience” by clicking on the embed below (Free Spotify registration required to hear the tracks in full):

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FOOD:
 Faith Salie on the bittersweet truth about her love of chocolate | Watch Video
The “Sunday Morning” contributor says she doesn’t need the esoteric additives in competing varieties of milk, dark and white chocolate to make her go for the cacao.

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ENTERTAINMENT: The history of the Moulin Rouge | Watch Video
The Moulin Rouge, the famous cabaret with a windmill that opened in the Montmartre section of Paris 130 years ago, is still drawing crowds to its spectacular shows featuring a chorus line of topless dancers. And it’s now the inspiration for a hit Broadway musical. Correspondent Alina Cho visits the fabled landmark that has inspired artists and writers (and even marriage proposals), and talks with its artistic director and dancers, along with the Tony Award-winning set designer of the new Broadway show, “Moulin Rouge!: The Musical.” 

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: “Moulin Rouge!” scenic designer Derek McLane
A new Broadway musical is translating Baz Luhrman’s 2001 movie “Moulin Rouge!” to the stage. In this web exclusive, correspondent Alina Cho talks with Tony Award-winning scenic designer Derek McLane about how he transformed New York’s Al Hirschfeld Theatre into a world evocative of the landmark Parisian cabaret.

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HARTMAN:
 Happily ever after (Video)
Forty-five-year-old Corey Cunningham, who has an incurable brain tumor and is under hospice care, had one item on his bucket list: get married. So, doctors and nurses at Houston Methodist Hospital rushed him to the chapel, where he became the first patient there to have his bachelor status removed. Steve Hartman meets the bride and the groom, who explains why he feels like “the luckiest man alive.”      

MOVIES:  Harrison Ford, the reluctant superstar, on “The Call of the Wild” | Watch Video
Harrison Ford has embodied some of the most enduring characters ever put on film as part of the “Star Wars” and Indiana Jones franchises. In his latest movie role he has embarked on one of the most enduring tales of man’s best friend ever written: Jack London’s “The Call of the Wild.” Correspondent Lee Cowan sat down with the Oscar-nominated actor to talk about performing opposite a CGI dog; returning to the character of Indiana Jones for another upcoming adventure; and speaking out as an advocate for protecting the environment, among his other passionate causes.

To watch a trailer for “The Call of the Wild” click on the video player below. The movie opens in theatres February 21. 


The Call of the Wild | Official Trailer | 20th Century Studios by
20th Century Studios on
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HISTORY: Auschwitz, 75 years after liberation | Watch Video
Last month about 200 survivors of the Auschwitz concentration camp returned to the site where 1.1 million people were murdered – Jews, Poles, Soviet prisoners of war, gypsies, and others. Their ceremony, marking the 75th anniversary of their liberation, was a tribute to the living, and a lament for the dead. Preserving Auschwitz has been the mission of billionaire Ronald Lauder, who first visited in 1987 while he was the U.S. Ambassador to Austria. The chairman of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial Foundation and president of the World Jewish Congress, Lauder helped raise $40 million to open a conservation lab at Auschwitz so that objects telling the story of genocide will bear witness long after the survivors of Auschwitz are gone. Correspondent Martha Teichner reports.

BOOK EXCERPT: “Survivors Club: The True Story of a Very Young Prisoner of Auschwitz”

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HISTORY: Yad Vashem: A mission to remember the victims of the Holocaust | Watch Video
Cut into a Jerusalem hillside is a striking modern memorial to an unthinkable past. Part museum and part archive, Yad Vashem stores the documents and artifacts of the Holocaust, the stories of millions of victims, and the testimonies of survivors who lost family members and loved ones. Seth Doane reports on the efforts made by museum staff and volunteers to identify the millions of souls lost to the Nazis’ genocide.  

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COMMENTARY: Charlotte Alter on young voters’ support of “socialism” | Watch Video
The Time magazine correspondent says progressive candidates like Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders are pushing for advances in areas such as health care, child care and income inequality that older generations might equate with Communism. So what, exactly, is in a label?

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NATURE:
 North Dakota (Extended Video)
On this Presidents Day weekend, “Sunday Morning” takes us to Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota. Videographer: Valarie D’Elia.
      

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MUSIC: Texas HS students compete in Mariachi festival (Video)
Mariachi started in the late 1800s when Mexican musicians began adopting European instruments, like the violin, guitar, trumpet and accordion. But when Linda Ronstadt’s 1987 album of songs she heard her Mexican father sing became a smash, mariachi went mainstream. Today, high school students across Texas practice this form of folkloric music that transcends the U.S.-Mexico border. Correspondent Barry Petersen talked to some of the young musicians who came to Edinburg in southwest Texas, where 70 bands participated in the 2019 State Mariachi Festival, which became a state-sanctioned competition for the first time.

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NATURE UP CLOSE: Giraffes, a most improbable animal
Their general anatomy is a study in superlatives: the tallest terrestrial animals on Earth, with necks that are six feet long,  and strong legs to help support weight of up to 3,000 pounds.

CALENDAR: Week of February 17 | Watch Video
“Sunday Morning” takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead. Jane Pauley reports.

       
TAKE FIVE:
 Arts & events around the U.S. (February 14)
Check out the “Sunday Morning” listings of events this coming week.
                           


RECAP: FEBRUARY 9

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COVER STORY: How intimacy coordinators are changing the way intimate encounters are filmed | Watch Video
Movies have long had stunt coordinators to oversee action scenes. But In the era of #MeToo, there’s a new focus on how romantic scenes are filmed for movies and TV. It’s led to the rise of a new figure on set: the intimacy coordinator, who helps actors and directors choreograph and act out sexual encounters safely and effectively. Rita Braver talks with Alicia Rodis, of Intimacy Directors International, about how the HBO series “The Deuce” changed the way actors get up-close-and-personal.

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ALMANAC:
 Carmen Miranda | Watch Video
On February 9, 1909, the samba singer, dancer and star of Hollywood musicals – celebrated as the “lady with the tutu-frutti hat” – was born. Jane Pauley reports.

MOVIES: Rescuing scenic backdrops from Hollywood’s Golden Age | Watch Video
In Hollywood’s Golden Age, hand-painted backdrops played a vital role in the magic of movies, creating cities, sunsets, or any other setting a director could imagine. These massive artworks were some of the largest paintings ever created, by artists whose work often went unappreciated. John Blackstone reports on efforts to rescue these works of cinema history.

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MUSIC:
  Dance, dance, dance! Toni Basil has all the right moves | Watch Video
“Oh, Mickey, you’re so fine, you’re so fine you blow my mind, hey, Mickey! Hey, Mickey!” Recording artist, actress, dancer, choreographer and music video director Toni Basil had a worldwide hit with her 1981 pop tune, “Mickey.” Kristine Johnson catches up with Basil, who was instrumental in the new Quentin Tarantino film, “Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood.”

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MOVIES:  A small town silver-screen fairy tale, with real buttered popcorn | Watch Video
Sixty-five-year-old Craig Smith has loved movies his whole life. So much so that, about 10 years ago, he took a leap of faith, and his life savings, to turn an old firehouse in Kingston, Washington, into the tiny town’s only movie house. But running a theater that’s practically a one-man operation isn’t easy, and Smith has faced difficulties that have stirred the community to help. Lee Cowan takes in a show at the Firehouse Theater. 

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MOVIES:
  A promise fulfilled: Filming a story of heroism in battle | Watch Video
On April 11, 1966, Airman 1st Class William Pitsenbarger personally saved more than 60 service members who had been ambushed by the Viet Cong. He was killed in action while trying to help the injured. The survivors of that battle recommended him for the Medal of Honor, a tribute that would not be fulfilled for nearly 35 years. Pitsenbarger’s story is now told in a new film, “The Last Full Measure.” CBS News national security correspondent David Martin talks with director Todd Robinson about his promise to Vietnam War veterans that their story, and Pitsenbarger’s sacrifice, would not be forgotten.

To watch a trailer for “The Last Full Measure” click on the video player below:


The Last Full Measure Official Trailer | Roadside Attractions by
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MOVIES: Tatum O’Neal | Watch Video
Tatum O’Neal was only nine when she starred in her first film, 1973’s “Paper Moon,” with her father, Ryan O’Neal. She stole the show, and won an Academy Award. But her career and her life wasn’t easy after that. She’s always been remarkably open about her struggles with addiction, her divorce from tennis great John McEnroe (with whom she has three children), and a strained relationship with her dad. But O’Neal is showing the same grit with her family, her health and her career as she showed on screen as a child. Correspondent Tracy Smith reports.

PREVIEW: Tatum O’Neal says dealing with rheumatoid arthritis is her biggest challenge ever

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PASSAGE: They made movies (Video)
“Sunday Morning” remembers just a few of the talented actors and filmmakers we’ve lost this past year, since the last Academy Awards ceremony.
      

“MOBITUARIES”: Anna May Wong – Death of a trailblazer | Watch Video
In his latest podcast Mo Rocca looks back at the actress who was Hollywood’s very first Chinese-American star.

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ACADEMY AWARDS: “Hair Love” (Video)
In this heart-warming Academy Award-nominated animated short subject, “Hair Love,” by Matthew A. Cherry and Karen Rupert Toliver, an African American father gets a lesson in cosmetology when he tackles doing his little girl’s hair for the first time.

      
ACADEMY AWARDS:
 David Edelstein’s Oscar predictions | Watch Video
This year’s winners appear to be sure things, but are they? Our film critic shares his take.

Download our Academy Awards nominations ballot for your office pool or Oscar party (pdf)

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NATURE:
 California coast (Extended Video)
“Sunday Morning” takes us to Davenport Beach near Monterey Bay in California. Videographer: Michael Hernandez.

WEB EXCLUSIVES:

CALENDAR: Week of February 10 | Watch Video
From New Hampshire’s presidential primary to International Childhood Cancer Day, “Sunday Morning” takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead. Jane Pauley reports. 

OSCARS 2020: The nominees
All weekend we’ll be posting performance clips and interviews with the nominees for this Sunday’s Academy Awards. We begin with:

TAKE FIVE: Arts & events around the U.S. (February 7)
Check out the “Sunday Morning” listings of events this coming week.


RECAP: FEBRUARY 2

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COVER STORY:  Democratic voters in Iowa deciding on party’s direction | Watch Video
As Iowa Democrats head to the state’s caucuses Monday, polls show a majority of Democrats have one thing on their minds: defeating President Trump in November. But just how to succeed at defeating the incumbent Republican is proving divisive. Will Iowans back a candidate who promises fundamental change – a progressive figure like Bernie Sanders of Elizabeth Warren – or one who will bring politics “back to normal” – a moderate such Joe Biden, Pete Buttigieg or Amy Klobuchar? Nicholas Thompson, the editor-in-chief of Wired, talks with candidates on the trail; Waleed Shahid, of the progressive group Justice Democrats; and Ed Rendell, the former governor of Pennsylvania, about matters of electability, practicality, and motivating people to get out and vote.

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ALMANAC:
 Balto’s life-saving race | Watch Video
On February 2, 1925, the Siberian Husky led his relay team of sled dogs to the end of a 674-mile journey, delivering desperately-needed diphtheria serum to the children of Nome, Alaska. Jane Pauley reports.

ANTIQUES:  Mike Wolfe on rescuing America’s past | Watch Video
An archaeologist of antiques, Mike Wolfe has taken viewers on a nationwide scavenger hunt of historic finds via his History Channel series, “American Pickers.” But he’s not just about buying up the past; he’s also helping preserve it, by restoring old Main Street buildings in Le Claire, Iowa, and elsewhere. Lee Cowan talked with Wolfe about his passion for relics of history.

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PULSE:
 What’s your favorite part of the Super Bowl?

“THE ENVELOPE, PLEASE…”: “Jojo Rabbit” writer-director Taika Waititi: Comedy is a powerful weapon against dictators | Watch Video
New Zealand writer-director Taika Waititi’s rollicking World War II satire centers on a German boy, an aspiring young Nazi, who fantasizes about his best buddy Adolf Hitler while discovering his mother is harboring a Jewish girl in their house. Audacious and touching, the film has been nominated for six Academy Awards, including Best Picture. Tracy Smith talks with Waititi and with Oscar-nominee Scarlett Johansson.

To watch a trailer for “Jojo Rabbit” click on the video player below:


JOJO RABBIT | Official Trailer [HD] | FOX Searchlight by
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NEWS:
 East Africa’s plague of locusts (Video)
Among the more unsettling images of the week past was of billions of locusts ravaging Ethiopia, Kenya, and Somalia in East Africa, devouring crops and threatening the food supply of millions of people. Jane Pauley reports.    

SPORTS: The master silversmiths behind the Super Bowl trophy | Watch Video
In 1966, NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle and Oscar Riedner, head of design at Tiffany & Co., sketched on a cocktail napkin the design of what would become the Vince Lombardi Trophy, awarded to the winner of the Super Bowl. “CBS This Morning” co-host Tony Dokoupil talked to the Tiffany artisans and silversmiths who craft this shiny, seven-pound metal prize – and the championship trophies of several other sports – before they are hoisted by a winner.

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MUSIC:  James Taylor looks back, with favorite songs and old stories | Watch Video
Life these days is pretty sweet for James Taylor, the musician-songwriter famed for such hits as “Fire and Rain,” “Carolina In My Mind” and “Sweet Baby James.”  At 71 he is as busy as ever, looking back in a new audio memoir on his early days in North Carolina, and exploring the songs he loved growing up in an upcoming album, “American Standard.” Jane Pauley visited Taylor at his home in the Berkshires of Massachusetts, where he talked about his turbulent youth and the revitalizing rewards of going back on tour.

James Taylor performs “Teach Me Tonight,” from his upcoming album, “American Standard”:


James Taylor – American Standard: Teach Me Tonight (Official Music Video) by
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PASSAGE:
 Fred Silverman and Jim Lehrer | Watch Video
“Sunday Morning” looks back at the careers of the revolutionary network TV executive, and a pillar of broadcast journalism and presidential debates. Jane Pauley reports. 

TELEVISION: “Homeland” star Mandy Patinkin speaks his mind | Watch Video
The Tony- and Emmy Award-winning actor, known for his intensity, admits he has earned a reputation as being “hard to handle” for walking out of shows. But in “Homeland,” Mandy Patinkin is in his element as CIA Agent Saul Berenson, the calm in the eye of the storm. Correspondent Holly Williams talked with Patinkin in Morocco where he was filming the series’ eighth season. They also discussed his years as an ambassador for the International Rescue Committee, and she joined Patinkin and his wife, actor-writer Kathryn Grody, as they visited a camp for Syrian refugees in Jordan.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Mandy Patinkin on “The Princess Bride”

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Mandy Patinkin on singing

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Mandy Patinkin on being a perfectionist

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Mandy Patinkin on the refugee crisis

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Homeland Season 8 (2020) Official Teaser Trailer | Claire Danes SHOWTIME Series by
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OPINION: Douglas Brinkley: Congress is to blame for an imperious presidency | Watch Video
The historian says the impending acquittal of President Donald Trump in his impeachment trial shows the Senate placing political party self-interest above the long-term integrity of the legislative branch.

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NATURE:
 Giraffes (Extended Video)
“Sunday Morning” takes us to Africa to witness a tower of giraffes. Videographer: Judith Lehmberg. 
        

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CALENDAR: Week of February 3 | Watch Video
From the Iowa caucuses to National Wear Red Day, “Sunday Morning” takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead. Jane Pauley reports.   

TAKE FIVE: Arts & events around the U.S. (January 31)
Check out the “Sunday Morning” listings of events this coming week.  


RECAP: JANUARY 26

GUEST HOST: Lee Cowan

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COVER STORY:  Is there a science behind creating pop hits? | Watch Video
What goes into creating a hit song? Are there formulas or tricks that will help you craft the next #1 smash? David Pogue talks with Neil Sedaka, Ashford & Simpson’s Valerie Simpson, and author John Seabrook (“The Song Machine”) about the genius of pop songs, and then collaborates with producer Oak Felder on a song that undoubtedly will be the next big hit.

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GRAMMY AWARDS:
 Landmarks of the music industry awards | Watch Video
“Sunday Morning” looks back at the Recording Academy’s annual honors.

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MUSIC: Raffi, the children’s troubadour | Watch Video
For more than 40 years the folk singer-turned-rock star to kids has been singing songs to delight the young at heart. Serena Altschul sits down with Raffi Cavoukian, whose hits like “Baby Beluga” and “Bananaphone” have appealed to multiple generations of fans.

You can stream Raffi’s album “Dog on the Floor” by clicking on the embed below (Free Spotify registration required to hear the tracks in full):

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MUSIC: Conductor Gustavo Dudamel: It’s necessary “to have art as part of your life” | Watch Video
Conductor Gustavo Dudamel, music director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, is a rock star of the classical world, and he brings that star power when he leads young musicians in schools and colleges across the country. An ambassador of the sublime, he talks with John Dickerson about the transformative power of music, and shares his infectious excitement in performances that transmit the necessity of making art a part of your life.

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HARTMAN: 
Strike up the band! (Video)
Third grader Henry Boyer, of Howell, Michigan, was so blown away by the University of Michigan marching band that he wrote a letter to them saying how he’d love to sign up someday – approximately in 2029. Their response struck a major chord in this young man’s life. Steve Hartman reports.

MUSIC: From the slums of Madagascar arise young boys’ songs of joy | Watch Video
In the capital of Madagascar, an island nation where nearly 80 percent of people eke out a living on less than $2 a day, an unexpected sound emerges from the slums of the capital, Antananarivo: Zaza Kanto, an a capella group of boys, ages 11 to 16, whose joyful sounds and viral videos have elevated them to national fame. They’ve also earned praise from Fredo Austin, of the band Freedom’s Boombox, who mentored the young men as part of an exchange program called American Music Abroad. Seth Doane reports.

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MUSIC:  Huey Lewis on his hearing loss | Watch Video
Huey Lewis and the News are in the mood to celebrate, joking about their age as they prepare for the release of what is almost certainly their last album, titled “Weather.” At 69, Lewis, who has performed in bands for most of his life, had no intention of slowing down, but his diagnosis of Meniere’s Disease – a hearing disorder which has affected his voice – has made the decision for him. John Blackstone reports.

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MUSIC:  The multi-talented and persuasively confident DJ Khaled | Watch Video
DJ Khaled has worked with some of the biggest artists in music (Rihanna, Justin Bieber, Drake), and he went on tour as Beyoncé’s opening act twice. His songs are all-star collaborations, and he’s been making hits for more than a decade. The son of Palestinian immigrants, he’s a radio DJ, producer and New York Times bestselling author who is nominated for a Grammy for the song “Higher,” a partnership with John Legend and rapper Nipsey Hussle. Kelefa Sanneh sits down with the man who calls himself the “Quincy Jones of hip hop.”

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PASSAGE:
 They made music | Watch Video
“Sunday Morning” remembers just some of the talented musicians we’ve lost since last year’s Grammy Awards ceremony. 

MUSIC:  Remembering songwriter Allee Willis | Watch Video
Allee Willis grew up in Detroit and was raised on the sounds of Motown, though she never learned to play music. After recording an album in 1974, Willis turned her focus to songwriting, creating hits for such artists as Bonnie Raitt, Ray Charles, Sister Sledge, Cyndi Lauper, Earth, Wind & Fire, and Patti LaBelle (which won her a Grammy). She also earned a second Grammy, and a Tony Award nomination, for the Broadway musical “The Color Purple.” Nancy Giles talked last year with Willis, who died last month at age 72.

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NATURE:
 Songbirds in Texas (Extended Video)
“Sunday Morning” attends a concert by migratory songbirds in High Island, Texas, on the Gulf Coast. Videographer: Judith Lehmberg.
          

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CALENDAR:
 Week of January 27 | Watch Video
“Sunday Morning” takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead. Lee Cowan reports.  

NATURE UP CLOSE: Are humans really the smartest species?
Attributing human actions and thoughts to non-human animals that appear to mimic our behavior may be fanciful, but we may be getting it backwards.

TAKE FIVE: Arts & events around the U.S. (January 24)
Check out the “Sunday Morning” listings of events this coming week.


RECAP: JANUARY 19

GUEST HOST: Mo Rocca

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HEADLINES: Harry and Meghan’s Declaration of Independence (Video)
With the bombshell news that Prince Harry and wife Meghan are stepping away from royal duties, Queen Elizabeth II has given her official blessing. But there’s a price to be paid, as Imtiaz Tyab reports from London.

      
COVER STORY:
 Next U.S. Navy aircraft carrier to be named after African American Pearl Harbor hero | Watch Video
Instead of presidents or admirals, an African American enlisted sailor – a hero during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor – will be honored when the USS Doris Miller is christened. David Martin talks with Acting Secretary of the Navy Thomas Modly, who broke with tradition to name the next Navy aircraft carrier after an enlisted man, and with relatives of Doris “Dorie” Miller, who was not initially recognized for his valor on that “Day of Infamy.”

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ALMANAC:
 Neon lights | Watch Video
On January 19, 1915, French inventor Georges Claude received a U.S. patent for his “System of Illuminating by Luminescent Tubes” … tubes filled with neon gas. Mo Rocca reports. 

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Fixing the bright lights of Broadway (Video)
New York’s Times Square long ago earned the nickname “The Great White Way,” thanks to its brilliant neon lights and advertising signs. But all those lights need to be replaced now and then. Enter Marty Katz, responsible for spotting broken bulbs and dim neon tubes among the brilliant displays, and the Artkraft Strauss Sign Company, which makes sure all those bright lights stay lit. Bill Geist followed Katz as he made his rounds, and talked with Paul Goldberger, chief architecture critic of The New York Times, about our “national park of neon.” Originally broadcast on “Sunday Morning” November 22, 1992.

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ART: The long shadow of Claude Monet | Watch Video
Claude Monet (1840-1926) was one of the most innovative painters to stand astride two art movements: Impressionism in the 19th century, and the modern art age of the 20th. Barry Petersen visits the Denver Art Museum, which is currently staging the country’s largest Monet exhibit in more than two decades, and talks with curators at the Art Institute of Chicago, about the artist’s fascination with light, and how tragedy colored his work.

GALLERY: Claude Monet; The Truth of Nature

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MUSIC: Mumford & Sons on playing with a “sense of abandon” | Watch Video
Mumford & Sons are one of music’s most unlikely success stories. The British group broke through with a banjo-driven folk/rock sound that, Rolling Stone wrote, was “like a horse and buggy designed in a Tesla factory.” With the recent release of “Delta,” their third straight #1 album, they are indisputably among the biggest bands of the past decade. Anthony Mason reports.

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MILEPOST:
 Top Library Checkouts
To mark its 125th anniversary, the New York Public Library has released its list of all-time most checked-out books:

  1. “The Snowy Day” by Ezra Jack Keats
  2. “The Cat in the Hat” by Dr. Seuss
  3. “1984” by George Orwell
  4. “Where the Wild Things Are” by Maurice Sendak
  5. “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee

MYSTERY:  The mystery of the reappearing Klimt painting | Watch Video
“Portrait of a Lady” vanished from an Italian art gallery 23 years ago – and then just as mysteriously turned up last month, hidden within the gallery’s walls. Seth Doane reports. 

FOOD: Dumplings: A delicious tradition | Watch Video
Dumplings can be found in most every cuisine, from Italian raviolis to Indian samosas, from Polish pierogies to Spanish empanadas. But Chinese dumplings originated in the year 200. And for Chinese families around the world, especially now as Chinese New Year celebrations begin, dumplings are an everyday staple. Kelefa Sanneh digs in to some families’ long-held traditions involving this delicious food that can serve as breakfast, lunch or dinner, appetizer or snack.

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MOVIES:  The year of Laura Dern | Watch Video
The actress, who this week received her third Academy Award nomination for her performance in the Noah Baumbach drama, “Marriage Story,” also currently stars in Greta Gerwig’s Oscar-nominated adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s “Little Women.” Dern talks with correspondent Tracy Smith.

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HEALTH:
  Reaching out: How caring letters help in suicide prevention | Watch Video
Kevin Hines is a walking miracle, having jumped off the Golden Gate Bridge and survived. But what might have kept him from jumping at all could have been something as simple as getting a letter in the mail.  A long-forgotten yet simple idea is now finding success as a tool for suicide prevention. Lee Cowan reports.


YOU ARE NOT ALONE
If you are in crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), or contact the Crisis Text Line by texting TALK to 741741.


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FRUITS: Remembering Frieda Caplan, the exotic fruit lady | Watch Video
Frieda Caplan, who died Saturday at age 96, made a number of exotic fruits and vegetables household names, changing the way many of us eat. Rita Braver spoke with her this past fall.  

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OPINION:
 Premature births: One of the biggest public health threats facing the U.S. | Watch Video
Chances are you know someone who was born prematurely. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the rate of preterm births is going up. Last year, one in 10 American babies was born before 37 weeks gestation. Author Sarah DiGregorio talks about one of the biggest public health threats facing this country.

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“MOBITUARIES”: 
The art of obituary writing
This week’s episode of the popular podcast, recorded at appearances in Asbury Park, N.J., and Fairfield, Conn., features Mo Rocca talking with legendary New York Times obituary writer Margalit Fox about the dramatic sweep of obituaries and of recounting lives well-lived. 

       
NATURE:
 Monet’s garden (Extended Video)
“Sunday Morning” takes us to the French town of Giverny, and a view of the water lilies that inspired artist Claude Monet. Videographer: Joan Martelli. 

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CALENDAR:
 Week of January 20 | Watch Video
“Sunday Morning” takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead. Mo Rocca reports.

NATURE UP CLOSE: Bison in winter
With many of their natural predators extinct, the bison in Yellowstone National Park are subject to man-made options to controlling their population, including reintroducing them to other areas.

         
TAKE FIVE:
 Arts & events around the U.S. (January 17)
Check out the “Sunday Morning” listings of events this coming week.


RECAP: JANUARY 12

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HEADLINES: Iran’s admission of responsibility in jet shootdown fails to calm crisis (Video)
After days of government denials, on Saturday Iran’s president Hassan Rouhani finally admitted his country had downed a Ukrainian jetliner with 176 people on board through “human error, as vigils for the victims and protests against the government continued. Holly Williams reports from Baghdad. 

      
COVER STORY: 
Studying the creativity and intelligence of the octopus | Watch Video
The octopus is one of the most bizarre life forms on Earth – one of the smartest, most interesting, and most alien. It can camouflage itself in a flash, squeeze its entire body through a one-inch hole, and use their brains (yes, it has nine of them) to think and play. Chip Reid visits scientists at New England Aquarium in Boston, and the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Mass., and talks with Sy Montgomery, author of “The Soul of an Octopus,” about these curious creatures.

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ALMANAC:
 “Arthur Godfrey and His Friends” | Watch Video
The long-running live TV variety show made its debut on CBS on January 12, 1949. Jane Pauley reports.

        
HEADLINES: 
Carlos Ghosn calls himself a “fugitive of injustice” | Watch Video
You don’t get as far as Carlos Ghosn has come without thinking outside the box, or inside the box, which is how the former Nissan CEO skipped bail and fled Japan, where he was to stand trial for financial wrongdoing. He spoke with Charlie D’Agata about his improbable journey. 

GRAMMYS:  Gary Clark Jr.: “Music is my religion” | Watch Video
At 35 Gary Clark Jr. is still clearly uncomfortable being heralded as one of the best guitarists in a generation. He’s played the White House, and toured with the Rolling Stones and Eric Clapton. This year his blues/rock album, “This Land,” is up for four Grammy Awards. Kristine Johnson talks with the musician who describes himself as a “simple dude from Austin, Texas who picked up a guitar.”

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HARTMAN:
 DNA that’s all in the family (Video)
A recent survey showed about a quarter of the people who take DNA tests find a surprising result.  Count among them correspondent Steve Hartman, whose search for family roots brought him to some unexpected places. 

       
FOOD:
 In Sicily, police patrol for pistachio thieves | Watch Video
With the biennial harvest upon them, farmers of the valuable crop are getting assistance from Italy’s paramilitary security force. Seth Doane reports. 

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MOVIES:  The art of Kim Novak | Watch Video
Now on the cusp of turning 87, Kim Novak is still finding herself. The star of such classics as Alfred Hitchcock’s “Vertigo,” “Picnic,” and “Bell, Book and Candle,” the actress turned her back on Hollywood in the 1960s and has since pursued artwork and a love of animals. Mo Rocca reports.

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PASSAGE:
 Remembering Buck Henry | Watch Video
The comic writer and actor helped bring “Get Smart,” “The Graduate” and “Heaven Can Wait” to the screen, and was a frequent guest host of “Saturday Night Live.”
               

LAW: Fighting for overdue protections for pregnant workers | Watch Video
It’s a story told hundreds of thousands of times every year across America: Women can get the job – just don’t get pregnant. Even though pregnancy discrimination has been illegal under federal law for more than 40 years, pregnant women are pushed out of their jobs every day, because employers still deny accommodations to pregnant workers. Jan Crawford talks to women who have faced serious choices and sometimes tragic circumstances affecting careers and family; and with two lawmakers trying to change federal law to better protect women in the workplace.

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OPINION:  David Sedaris vs. nail polish | Watch Video
Humorist David Sedaris on his run-in with the wrong passenger aboard a London-to-Paris train ride.

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NATURE: Kangaroos (Extended Video)
“Sunday Morning” takes us to the beach in Australia, among kangaroos fleeing forest fires that have been ravaging the country. Videographer: Harry Clapson.         

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CALENDAR: Week of January 13 | Watch Video
“Sunday Morning” takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead. Jane Pauley reports.

NATURE UP CLOSE: The decline of the caribou
Despite their remarkable adaptability to an unforgiving environment, the numbers of these large, majestic, gentle-looking animals have fallen by more than half in the United States since 2003.
        

TAKE FIVE: Arts & events around the U.S. (January 10)
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HEADLINES: General Soleimani’s body flown home to Iran (Video)
The body of the leader of Iran’s Quds Force, Gen. Qassem Soleimani, was returned following his assassination by an American aistrike in Baghdad, an act one Middle East expert calls a declaration of war by the Trump administration against Iran. Holly Williams reports from Northern Iraq.

      
HEADLINES: 
What’s next: The showdown between Iran and the U.S. | Watch Video
The death of Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani by a U.S. airstrike seems only to have increased the likelihood of attacks, as both Iran and the militias it supports vow revenge. David Martin and Seth Doane report.

        
COVER STORY:
 DNA and family matters | Watch Video
Taking a DNA test might yield some surprises about your heritage; a recent survey shows that more than a quarter of those who use mail-in DNA tests end up learning about close relatives they didn’t know about. But it’s not always happy news. Rita Braver talks with people who have met siblings for the first time, and with members of a support group for those who discover they have different biological parents. She also finds out how employees at 23&Me get special training to counsel people who’ve made shocking discoveries about their families.

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ALMANAC:
 The inventor of Reddi-Wip | Watch Video
On January 5, 1914, dairy salesman Aaron Lapin, who first put whipped cream into an aerosol can, was born. Jane Pauley reports.

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HOSPITALITY:
 Hotel designer Bill Bensley, delighting in the art of surprise | Watch Video
Bill Bensley, who grew up in the shadow of Disneyland, is one of the most famous hotel designers in Asia, having designed more than 200 hotels in 30 countries. His “maximalist” projects reflect his personality: playful, colorful, and sometimes way over-the-top. Ben Tracy visits some of Bensley’s work, from a luxury tented camp inside the largest rainforest in Cambodia, to the Siam Hotel in Bangkok, a black-and-white temple to Thai history.

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ON BROADWAY:  David Byrne on “American Utopia,” and living an optimistic life | Watch Video
David Byrne is burning down the house on Broadway. His show “American Utopia” is a smash hit, but that isn’t the only reason the former frontman for the Talking Heads is so happy. Serena Altschul talks with Byrne about his love of performing, his growing affinity for collaboration, and his optimism, apparent in his “Reasons to Be Cheerful,” a platform that spotlights ways in which the world is getting better.

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DESIGN: Competitive tablescaping (Video)
At the Los Angeles County Fair, Conor Knighton introduces us to the world of competitive tablescaping – a contest that is equal parts creativity and cutlery, as contestants try to design artful, decorative table settings in a variety of categories.

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BOOKS: 
New York Times Bestsellers – Fiction

      
HARTMAN:
 Cat Grandpa (Video)
The Safe Haven Pet Sanctuary in Green Bay, Wis., has been blessed with one of America’s most helpful volunteers: a brother at the St. Norbert Abbey named Terry Lauerman, a 76-year-old retired teacher who started coming in to brush the shelter’s special needs cats. But his mission quickly turns to slumber, and soon photos of Lauerman’s cat naps with the felines started going viral. Steve Hartman reports. 

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MUSIC: A new dawn for Tanya Tucker | Watch Video
Since the ripe old age of 13, Tanya Tucker has had nearly two dozen Top-40 albums. And after more than 50 years on stage, with a new album that’s getting the best reviews of her career, she’s up this month for not just one but four Grammy nominations, more than any other country singer.  CBS News’ Bob Schieffer sits down with the singer who was once country music’s wild child, and whose voice has never had more to offer than it does today.

PREVIEW: Tanya Tucker: “I don’t think you could be successful unless you’ve had a lot of failures – and I’ve had some”

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OPINION:  Joel Sartore on saving endangered species – and ourselves | Watch Video
In order to help stabilize our planet’s life support systems, National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore says we must step up and find a problem to solve in our communities, and actually do something about it.

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BOOKS: 
New York Times Bestsellers – Non-Fiction

       
NATURE:
 Bison in snow (Extended Video)
“Sunday Morning” takes us among bison riding out a snowstorm at Yellowstone National Park. Videographer: Alex Goetz.

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CALENDAR: Week of January 6 | Watch Video
“Sunday Morning” takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead. Jane Pauley reports.  

“MOBITUARIES”: The Lawrence Welk you didn’t know
Mo Rocca and Fred Armisen on the longtime bandleader and TV host known for “champagne music,” and how the man who seemed like the ultimate square was anything but. 

        
TAKE FIVE:
 Arts & events around the U.S. (January 3)
Check out the “Sunday Morning” listings of events this coming week.


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